The basil and tomatoes are from Almost Urban Farm, and available today at the St. Norbert's Farmer's Market. The roasted tomato coulis is very easy to prepare and can be used in many ways.
For the Schnitzel:
1 Turkey Breast (I used a local free range turkey that I cut into parts and the breast was large enough for more than 5 portions)
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Panko bread crumbs *
1/2 tbs butter (I used Notre Dame butter, local)
* Panko bread crumbs available at many Asian groceries
For the Charred Tomato Coulis:
2-3 medium tomatoes (available at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs fresh basil, chopped (available at Almost Urban Farms at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs olive oil
Charred Tomato Coulis: In a baking dish, bake whole tomatoes (without stems) at 350˚F until tomatoes begin to darken (up to one hour). Let cool. In a food processor or blender mix all ingredients until well blended into a loose paste. Set aside and chill.
Turkey Schnitzel: Cut Turkey breast into small fist size pieces (maybe a child’s fist size). On a cutting board, place turkey breast piece and cover with plastic wrap. With a food hammer or pounder, flatten Turkey breast piece until quite thin. Set each piece aside and then soak in the beaten eggs. On a plate mix Panko bread crumbs, nutmeg, paprika and salt and pepper. Bread each Turkey piece well and place in a medium high heat pan with butter. Sauté Turkey schnitzel pieces until brown on both sides. Place on plate to rest and DRIZZLE the charred tomato coulis on plate to bring out the natural sweetness of the flavours. A variety of mustards also accent the turkey schnitzel nicely.