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Recipe for family meals :

Pan-fried Turkey with Garlic and Thyme

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.


750g (1 1/2lb) turkey breast fillets, halved
1 large (200g/6 1/2oz) brown onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup 60ml) lemon juice
1/2 cup (125ml) evaporated low-fat milk
1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
330g spinach, chopped coarsely
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 teaspoon water

  • Heat oiled large pan.
  • Cook turkey, in batches, until browned all over and tender.
  • Add onion, garlic and juice; cook, stirring, until onion is soft.
  • Add milk, stock, thyme, spinach and blended cornflour and water; cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens slightly.
  • Return turkey to pan with any juices; stir until hot.

Serve with mashed potato and steamed vegetables, if desired.

Serves 6

Martin James