This is a real shame and it means that turkey can actually be quite a cheap and frugal meat to buy outside these times. So, in my attempt to get people eating more turkey, here is an excellent recipe for making the most of this bird.
Here is a quick to make turkey dish whose flavour base is Italian Marsala wine.
Turkey MarsalaServes: 4
Ingredients:400g turkey breasts steaks, skinned (about 100g each)
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp olive oil
100ml Marsala wine
5 tbsp double cream
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
Method:Place the turkey breast steaks between two sheets of clingfilm (plastic wrap) and beat with a mallet or rolling pin to flatten then dust with seasoned flour.
Heat together the olive oil and butter in a frying pan and add the turkey. Cook for about 4 minutes per side then remove with tongs and set aside on a warmed plate.
Increase the heat under the pan, add the Marsala wine. Stir vigorously to combine with the pan juices and to deglaze the pan then return the turkey pieces to the frying pan.
Reduce the heat to low then stir in the cream and season liberally with black pepper. Cook for 1 minute more then serve accompanied by mashed potatoes or rice.