Homestyle Turkey Stew

Ingredients: 2  pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste Method: Sweat onions, carrots, and…

Turkey with Bread Dressing Sandwich

By Chef Lawntz Vernon, Trail Appliances, Edmonton Dressing – To Use as Bread Ingredients: 2 loaves gluten-free bread 4 tablespoons canola oil ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1/4 cup celery, finely diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken or turkey stock Method:…

Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Home-style Turkey Soup

2 pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) Sweat onions, carrots, and celery in…

Turkey Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving

You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20 pound turkey will…

Perfect Roast Turkey with Gluten Free Stuffing

  Ingredients 1 Whole Turkey 1 Stick Butter 1 Cinnamon stick 5 Tbsp. Italian seasoning 1 Tbsp. fresh crushed garlic 1/3 cup olive oil 5 tbsp. fresh rosemary 1 tbsp. fresh sage 3 tbsp. onion flakes Method Mix all the above and rub turkey all over and allow to marinate for 24 hours. Pre-heat oven…

Turkey Tips

  You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20-pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all-important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20-pound turkey will take at…

Christmas Stuffing

1 loaf white bread (stale but not brittle) 1 white onion, diced 3 stalks green onion, diced 6 strips bacon, cut small (lardon) ½ cup sundried cranberries 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon tarragon, dried 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried 1 cup turkey or chicken stock Heat stock over medium heat, adding in…

Christmas Apple Pilaf

1 white onion, diced 4 tablespoons butter, salted 2 tablespoons apple sauce 2 cups basmati or jasmine rice 2 cups apple juice 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup sultana raisins (or sundried cranberries) Salt & pepper to taste In heavy saucepan with fitted lid, sweat diced onion…

Chef Neil’s Turkey Tips

Selecting a Bird Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to end up being juicier and more tender, however considerably more expensive. Frozen birds are economical and generally if cooked properly are moist and tender. You will want to count on approximately 1- 1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should…