Fried Turkey and Preserved Lemons

Fried Turkey and Preserved Lemons


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Turkey breast fillets are fried then combined with the preserved lemons and marinade containing ginger and lemon juice; this makes a rich yet sweet sauce.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 skinless turkey breast fillets, cut in half
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4cm piece fresh ginger, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 30g butter
  • 4 preserved lemons, washed and cut into pieces
  • 4 sprigs flat leaf parsley, diced
  • 4 chives, cut for garnish

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Place turkey breasts, lemon juice, ginger, salt and pepper into a large resealable bag. Press out the air and seal the bag. Massage the turkey breasts a little then chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Remove the turkey from the marinade. Reserve marinade.
  3. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over high heat. Sear the turkey breasts 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat and cook until golden brown on both sides; about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the reserved marinade and preserved lemons to the frying pan.
  5. Cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and chives to serve.

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