Turkey x 4

2020-09-28+29

Believe it or not, I still had a small turkey on the bottom of my freezer from last year. Even the smallest turkeys are a bit bigger than the biggest chickens. They are always good for several days of kitcheneering fun.

  1. I steam-roasted the turkey whole.
  2. I used the breast meat and a variety of vegetables to make burritos
  3. I used the turkey carcass and vegetables to make soup
  4. I roasted remaining turkey for the meal.

And I still have enough soup ad turkey leftovers for several more meals. 

Steam-roasted turkey

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Steam-roasting is steaming and roasting at the same time.  

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for too many servings:

  • 1 turkey
    I always choose the smallest I can find
  • S&P, seasoning of your choice
Pic1: steam-roasted turkey

Directions

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Pic2: quick-thawing the turkey
Pic3: my turkey roaster with removable pan and grill
Pic4: steam-roasted turkey

When the turkey was cooked enough, I parted it, used the breast meat for the burritos and cooked the rest a bit more to be able to break up the carcass without too much of a struggle. (see below.)


turkey burritos

2020-09-28

I've been wanting to make more burritos for the freezer, and I finally gathered all the ingredients to make it happen .

 

Pic5: green chile
Pic6: bean sprouts
Pic7: carrots and potatoes

 

Pic8: turkey breast meat
Pic9: nacho jalapeno peppers
Pic10: pineapple habanero sauce

 

Pic11-13: stuff, roll, stack

zucchini Turkey soup

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A large bird has a large carcass, ideal for cooking soup.

The wings and legs were kept separate. I had a better use in mind than boiling those to death.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 8-10 quarts = 20+ servings:

  • turkey carcass, only minimally cleaned
  • vegetables of your choice
    I used potatoes and zucchinis
  • S&P, seasoning of your choice
Pic14: zucchini turkey soup

Directions

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Pic15+16: simmer
Pic16: transfer to smaller pot
Pic17: the morning after

 

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Pic18-20: making turkey soup

burrito & roasted turkey meals

2020-09-29

The turkey limbs went in the oven for a nice crisp finish, and of course we had to try out one of those newly-made burritos.

Directions

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Pic21-23: turkey burrito meal

 

Pic24-26: roasted turkey meal