Italian turkey steaks with garlicky bean mash

Italian turkey steaks with garlicky bean mash

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Get a taste of the Mediterranean with this quick and impressive recipe, perfect for relaxed entertaining

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal357
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre12g
  • protein48g
  • salt0.22g
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  • zest 2 lemons, juice from 1 ½



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tsp dried



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 4 thick turkey steaks



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 250g punnet cherry or small plum tomatoes, some halved, some left whole



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 750g bag frozen broad bean
    Broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable - they grow in most…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bring a pan of water to the boil. Mix most of the lemon zest with the lemon juice, oil, garlic and seasoning. Set aside two-thirds, then mix the oregano into the rest. Pour this over the turkey steaks on a plate and turn them to coat.

  2. Fry the turkey steaks in a non-stick frying pan for 1-2 mins on each side to brown, then transfer to a roasting tin. Scatter the tomatoes around, then roast in the oven for 4-8 mins, depending on the thickness of the turkey, until the steaks are just cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the beans in the boiling water for 4-5 mins until tender. Tip a ladle of the cooking water into a food processor, then drain the beans and tip into the processor with the reserved lemon dressing. Whizz to a mash, then divide between 4 plates and top with a turkey steak, scattering over remaining lemon zest. Shake the tin so the tomatoes roll around in the cooking juices, then serve with the turkey.

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2nd Aug, 2012
Didn't like the turkey at all, very bland, and the mash was not well received...
19th May, 2012
My fiancé and I both thought this was lovely for our tea tonight. I used tinned butter beans instead and added some chopped fresh mint to them too which went really well. We also had some tomato cous cous on the side. Very tasty and healthy too! Will definitely make again.
24th Nov, 2010
Just made this for me and my friend. First time I've cooked turkey like this and it was a yummy dish. Thumbs up for simplicity. Added potato to the mash following recommendations on here and it was nice. good healthy, mid week meal!
21st Sep, 2010
We had this meal tonight, my husband loved it. However me and daughter didn't like the mash. The turkey was lovely. If I were to make it again I would definately add less lemon. However the combination of tomato, turkey and mash was an interesting taste. From other comment's I think I will try adding mashed potato next time.
18th Sep, 2010
I loved this dish, especially the bean mash, wasnt sure when I was making it, but so tasty. Have made it twice now.
17th Oct, 2009
Nice idea, but just not that nice. Too much lemon and the broad bean mash was disappointing.
19th Sep, 2009
None of us really liked this one. The lemon was overpowering and the beans just didn't taste that great. We couldn't get thick turkey steaks so used fillets and so only cooked them in the pan. The marinade did help keep them lovely and moist though, but that's the only positive!
15th Sep, 2009
The flavours are good in this, but I think the prep/cooking time is underestimated. I used turkey fillets, which need more cooking anyway - about 25 minutes, but then they were a bit dry so next time I would bash them a bit before cooking.
14th Sep, 2009
really easy and really tasty - i mashed potato in with the beans to mellow some of the sharpness of the beans.
14th Sep, 2009
I'm a vegetarian and when I find recipes that sound tasty (like this one) I think of ways to make it veggie. For this, try using tofu instead of turkey. Just cut the tofu into a 'steak' simmilar to that of a turkey steak and voila! veggie turkey. It may be an idea to shape the tofu so that it doesn't just look like a block, to do this simply mold it with a spoon or clean hands. It will absorb the beautiful flavours so it'll taste lovely and not at all bland. You may want to double the ammount of oragano wehn using tofu though. Lovely recipe!


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