I decided to make these for dinner the other night.
I went on to my blog to grab the recipe and realized it didn’t have a print option.
To make life easier for me the next time I want to make them I decided to fix that.
For all of you who have not seen the recipe or thought about making turkey rolls…. Consider this a reminder. It’s worth repeating.
Anything stuffed with asparagus and green garlic is high on my list this time of year.
Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Asparagus and Green Garlic
Total time: 45 minutes
- 4 turkey cutlets, thin, 10oz (300gr) total weight
- 4 paper-thin slices prosciutto
- 4 medium-sized asparagus spears, about the size of a forefinger
- 4 green garlic stems, white bulb ends reserved for sauce
- 2 tbs fresh, snipped tarragon
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) chicken stock
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 175ml) white wine
- 1/3 cup (3oz, 90gr) Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbs water
- Trim asparagus and cut tip to a length just a bit wider than turkey cutlets,
- Trim green garlic, reserving white end, and cut to same length as asparagus.
- Poach asparagus and green garlic in boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Remove asparagus and green garlic, refresh in cold water
- Lay turkey cutlets flat.
- Lay Prosciutto on turkey.
- Lay asparagus and green garlic on Prosciutto, letting the tips hang out a bit.
- Roll up and tie securely with kitchen string.
- Chop reserved green garlic.
- Heat oil in medium skillet.
- Add rolls and brown well on all sides, adding chopped green garlic mid-way.
- Add wine, stock, tarragon, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove rolls and keep warm.
- Increase heat under skillet and add cornstarch mixture, stirring until thickened.
- Stir in yogurt and remove from heat.
- Remove string from rolls, cut each in half (looks nicer),.
- Spoon a bit of sauce on to a plate, top with rolls and serve.
We received a certified letter the other day…. from Bologna, Italy.
We don’t know anyone in Bologna.
We were there for a few days last July, but that was a long time ago.
Turns out there is no statute of limitations on driving infractions.
We got, not one, but two fines for driving in a pedestrian area without authorization.
Many cities in Europe have pedestrian areas in their centers, especially in the old sections, That’s usually the most interesting part of the city to be in and there are almost always nice little hotels to stay in.
Even if the street is ‘pedestrian only’ one can always drive to the hotel. And, of course, delivery vehicles, etc. are allowed on the street as well.
Apparently, either directed by our GPS or in an attempt to correct a wrong turn, we drove on one of these streets.
Most likely, realizing our mistake, we turned off said street – onto another pedestrian only street.
We have two tickets on two different streets issued 3 minutes apart.
We were tourists.
We were, obviously, lost and / or confused.
Apparently, no one cares.
At the top of the ticket, in red letters, it says (basically) don’t even think about contesting this as we have your photo taken automatically. You were caught!!!!
The date of the infraction is July 7.
The tickets were issued on Sept. 9.
They were mailed on April 26.
We received them on May 7.
Now…. and this is the good part:
If we had paid the tickets within 5 days of issue (Sept. 14) they would have been 90 euro each.
If we had paid the tickets within 60 days of issue (Nov. 8) they would have been 117 euro each.
As we missed those two deadlines, (not actually knowing about anything until May 7), the tickets were 200 euro each.
We decided to simply wire transfer the 90 euro each and hope for the best.
Because the wire transfer is to a different country I couldn’t do it myself online. I had to go to the bank.
I told my sad story to our banker and asked for his help.
He looked at the documents, laughed (sympathetically) and said the exact same thing had happened to his brother – in Italy..
He agreed that we should pay the lesser amount.