Someone asked me to recreate my fit foods® Lemon Turkey recipe. It is one of the few recipes I’ve ‘copied’ that I really enjoyed after I made it. I also love how fast it is to throw together and get on the table.
My version involves much ‘seasoning’ to taste but I’ve given some minimum measurements below. I actually double the amount of lemon juice and zest. I also enjoy extra thyme and oregano in my version. If you aren’t sure how much you’ll like the herbs and such, go easy. I like how ‘forgiving’ ground turkey is in that it gradually absorbs a little at a time. Another thing that may be important to many is whether you choose to combine regular ground turkey with ground turkey breast. For this recipe, I used only turkey breast. Some people think that makes it too ‘dry.’ You’ll have to make that decision for yourself.
my fit foods® serves their lemon turkey with rice and asparagus. I do, too and I had another idea tonight! Lettuce wraps! So, I refrigerated the leftovers and will probably make a lettuce wrap for lunch tomorrow.
- 1 lb ground turkey breast (or 1/2 lb ground turkey + 1/2 lb ground turkey breast)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- pinch cayenne pepper (go easy if you don’t like things super spicy)
- 4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- zest from half of a lemon
- 4-5 cups prepared rice (I prefer Basmati since it doesn’t stick together like regular rice)
- 1 bunch steamed asparagus
In a large skillet over medium heat, add ground turkey. Add all the ingredients and be sure to break the meat up using a wooden spoon or spatula. You want it to be very crumbly. Stir well to combine all the spices and cook until turkey is browned.
Serve it on a bed of rice and top it with asparagus.