Turkey Cutlet With American Pistachio Sauce


1 pound Turkey or pork cutlet or boneless chicken breasts, skinned
¼ cup Flour, divided
2 tablespoons Each butter or margarine and oil
¼ cup Minced green onion or shallots
½ cup each Chicken broth and dry vermouth or white wine
1 cup Sliced mushrooms
½ cup Coarsely chopped American pistachios
Lemon slices or wedges


Pound meat to ¼ inch thickness. Combine 3 tablespoons flour with ¼ teaspoon salt. Dredge cutlets in seasoned flour; shake off excess. Heat butter and oil in skillet. Sauté cutlets in seasoned flour; shake off excess. Heat butter and oil in skillet. Sauté cutlets on high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Lower heat and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove cutlets to warm platter; keep warm. Remove fat leaving 1 tablespoon in skillet; sauté onion. Add 1 tablespoon flour and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to skillet; blend until smooth. Gradually blend in chicken broth and vermouth; cook and stir until mixture is smooth and thickened. Stir in mushrooms; salt and pepper to taste. Cook 1 minute. Add pistachios. Place lemon slices on cutlets; spoon over top. Yield: 4 servings.

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Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!