As a part of MyBlogSpark and Progresso (aka General Mills), I was given the opportunity to review Progresso's new Lemon Pepper Panko breadcrumbs. Panko is a coarser breadcrumb that gives a superior crunch to recipes. Progresso has teamed up with Chef Michael Chiarello, who has created recipes featuring Progresso products on their website. A very tasty selection, but I ended up trying out the Turkey Polpettone and Radicchio Salad. Turkey burgers have been very popular lately, and this upscale version featuring sage and lemon flavored ground turkey with a fresh mozzarella center, coated in panko and cooked until crispy, is perfect for a special night with minimal mess. The raddichio salad which has a light lemon-honey vinaigrette and Granny Smith Apples has bright flavors to contrast the turkey burgers.
The flavor of the panko was pretty strong, but didn't seem as intense when accompanied with the other ingredients. Also, I misread the instructions and mixed the flour with the panko, though I still followed the steps for coating (dipping in flour-panko mixture before beaten eggs, etc.). I ended up with more coating left over, but I saved it in the fridge for another use.
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