Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cooking for One- Adobo Turkey Cutlets with Sauteed Swiss Chard

Uno, Single, Solo- no matter how you spin it cooking for one person is not a s simple as you think. Most recipes serve anywhere from 4-6 people but how often do you see a recipe say 1 serving? Almost, never right. Who wants all the leftover and it's okay to eat last night's dinner for lunch but please no more after that. When I was in seventh grade my dad would buy the block of Jennie-O Turkey Ham from Sam's Club and every day for almost a year I ate the same ham sandwich for lunch. to this day I can't eat a ham sandwich! try telling me about being tired of eating the same thing everyday!

More often than not I wind up making dinner just for me and since the ham sandwich incident, even if I'mcooking for one, I want to mix it up and make it fun. I find some foods make a better single serving than there counterparts say turkey cutlets instead of a roasted turkey or a handful of roasted potatoes instead of a pot of mash- get my drift. Today I'm sharing Jen DePalma's recipe for Adobo Turkey Cutlets with Sauteed Swiss Chard- nutritious, delicious and perfectly portioned! Swap out spinach for swiss chard for an extra health boost and variety to your diet. Plus using one pot cuts down n the clean up - yup I thought of it all :)

Jen DePalma's Adobo Turkey Cutlets with Sauteed Swiss Chard
2 sliced turkey cutlets (usually sold in packs of 4, freeze the other 2)
2 tsp of Adobo seasoning
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 bunch of swiss chard- rough chop

Turkey Browning
Swiss Chard Sauteeing

Season Turkey with adobo
In a non-stick saute pan over medium heat add 1 tbsp of oil to pan and then turkey - cook 4 minutes per side
Remove turkey from pan and set aside
Add remaining tbsp of oil to pan and swiss chard season with salt and pepper ,cook 2 minutes  until slightly wilted
Slice turkey on an angle (bias) and serve over bed of swiss chard

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