Bleak weather today. Cold and wet and dark. Makes you just wanna get on the couch, wrapped in a fluffy blanket, with a cup of tea or coffee and a really good book. Wouldn’t that be nice? I wish I could, but at not even 9 o’clock in the morning I don’t think I could achieve that without having to deal with some serious conscience issues. I mean, husband working hard, children in the kindergarten, a million things waiting to be attended, a birthday coming up soon….. neh, I couldn’t even relax for 5 minutes… I think I’ll have to wait until the evening…
This is a delicious, no fuss recipe, quick to make if you don’t count the marinating time. If you have 10 minutes in the morning you can mix everything, then just leave it in the fridge till the evening. The cooking time is short, the meal will be ready by the time your noodles are cooked. A good meal for this kind of weather also, it will warm you up and leave you feeling cozy and satisfied. And if you drink a glass of the leftover wine while cooking than you will really have no worries for the rest of the evening anymore. 🙂
- 800 g/28 oz turkey breast
- 125 ml/1/2cup red wine
- 125 ml/1/2 cup chicken broth
- ½ tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 250 g/9 oz tagliatelle (or another kind of pasta)
- Mix the red wine, chicken broth, thyme, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. Chop the turkey into fairly large cubes and add it to the bowl. Mix well to coat, cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Place everything in a skillet, bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Check to see if the meat is cooked, if not, leave it for a few more minutes but be careful, you don't want to over cook it. In the meantime start cooking the pasta as well.
- Whisk the cornstarch with a few tablespoons of water, add to the boiling sauce while continuously stirring and let boil for 1 minute until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Serve immediately.