Lemony crumbed turkey with broccoli-bean smash

Lemony crumbed turkey with broccoli-bean smash

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Kids can help make these crispy breadcrumbed goujons with butter bean mash, greens, vine tomatoes and pesto

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal477
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre9g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 100g fresh breadcrumb
  • zest 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve (optional)



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

  • small handful parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 450g turkey breast steaks



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

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 4 vines cherry tomatoes
  • 350g broccoli, cut into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 400g can butter bean, drained
  • 4 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.



  1. Heat oven to 180C/ 160C fan/gas 4. Put the flour into a wide, shallow bowl with a little seasoning. Whisk the egg in a second shallow bowl with 1 tbsp water. Add the breadcrumbs, lemon zest and parsley to a third shallow bowl.

  2. Get the kids to dip each turkey steak into the flour, shaking off any excess, then into the egg, and finally into the breadcrumbs – press the crumbs into the turkey to make sure they really stick. Put the steaks on a large baking tray, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 mins. Add the cherry tomatoes to the tray and bake for a further 5 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, boil a pan of water, then add the broccoli and cook for 5 mins. Add the butter beans and cook for 2 mins more until broccoli is really tender. Drain well and leave to steam-dry for 1-2 mins. Tip back into the pan, add the pesto and get the kids to mash everything up with a potato masher. Divide the turkey smash and tomatoes between plates – adding lemon wedges for those who want to squeeze some over.

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23rd May, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous.
1st Apr, 2015
Easy to make, very tasty and super healthy! I added the peas to the mash and only used two teaspoons of pesto. Will be using this recipe again and again.
11th Feb, 2013
I halved the recipe as only feeding two of us. Husband loved it and said "you can make this again"!! Also it was very easy.
11th Jan, 2013
This was somewhat a flop, as the different shades of taste don't mix at all. I won't recommend it, but it might be enhanced a bit by including peas in the mash for sweetness, and less pesto.
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