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Best Turkey Recipes That Would Tease Your Taste Buds — Part Two

Best Turkey Recipes That Would Tease Your Taste Buds — Part Two

Published by Efe on 18th May 2022

In case you missed it, I shared some finger-licking recipes for cooking turkey in our last blog post. But in the event that you need some more ideas (or just want to see what else is out there!), we've put together another roundup of delicious options. From classics like roast turkey to inventive dishes like turmeric-rubbed turkey, there's sure to be something here that will tempt your taste buds, be it something traditional or something new. So why not take a look and start planning your Thanksgiving feast? We promise you won't be disappointed!

Let’s first run a recap on what was shared in the last blog post, and while we are at it, get your turkey and other ingredients you think could be useful for your cooking here.

Recap on Turkeys

In the last blog post, we shared that turkey meat is gotten from Turkeys (poultry). The meat is leaner than chicken and beef, making it an excellent source of protein. It is a popular dish in North America, where it is eaten during celebrations, and also in normal dishes. It has also long been eaten by indigenes of Mexico, Central America and the southern United States.

Other Turkey recipes

In the last blog post, we shared some fun recipes, here are some others:

Herb Roasted Turkey

If you're looking for a tasty and healthy way to roast your turkey this year, look no further than the herb-roasted method. By seasoning your turkey with fresh herbs before cooking, you'll be treated to a moist and flavourful dinner that your guests are sure to love.

How to cook Herb Roasted Turkey

Ingredients

- 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds)

- Crushed garlic and ginger

- Chopped fresh rosemary leaves

- Chopped fresh thyme leaves

- Salt

- Freshly ground black pepper

- Butter

Directions

If your pound turkey is frozen, you might want to bring it out at least four days before you want to prepare it to thaw it — it takes three to four days for a pound turkey to properly thaw.

After you are sure your pound turkey is properly thawed, remove the neck of the turkey from its cavity. Tie the legs of the turkey with a string in the kitchen. Fold the end of the turkey's wings under the bird, and remove the internal organs sack.

Once you have prepared the turkey for coating, put your chopped herbs (rosemary and thyme), salt, ground black pepper, crushed ginger and garlic, and butter, into a food processor so it mixes properly.

When the mixing is done, coat your turkey all-round, every inch, so every part of the turkey is seasoned properly. After coating the turkey with butter, put it in an ultra-high temperature oven to make it brown. This step will give you that amazing deep golden skin. Then lower the temperature and cook the turkey.

After a while, cover the turkey with foil, so it does not brown quickly and is cooked all the way through. Return to the oven, but seasonally check the internal temperature of the turkey using a thermometer — the minimum temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. To check the correct temperature of the turkey, put a thermometer into the thickest part of the breast and thighs.

Once you have ascertained that the turkey is cooked through, bring it out for dressing, and the serve.

Things to note when preparing Herb Roasted Turkey

Always make sure that the temperature of the oven is reduced while the turkey is being roasted. This enables it to cook thoroughly, inside out.

Make sure it is also well coated, as it ensures the turkey has the maximum flavour for eating.

When checking the temperature of the turkey, avoid the bones because they will give an inaccurate temperature. Always aim for the thickest fleshy part, and that can be found in the thighs and breast especially.

Why you should eat Herb Roasted Turkey

Turkey is a lean and proteinous meat. When it is coated with herbs and ginger and garlic and the likes, it is not just juicy and flavourful, it is also packed with so many nutritional benefits.

This recipe is also easy and stressless to cook.

Turkey Enchiladas

If you've never made enchiladas before, then you might be surprised at how easy they are to make. They're just tortillas filled with meat and sauce, rolled up, and baked until golden brown. You can use any kind of meat you'd like, but we recommend using ground turkey because it has less fat than other meats.

How to cook Turkey Enchiladas

Ingredients

Vegetable oil

1 large sliced yellow onion

Garlic, chopped

Jalal Penos, seeded and sliced thinly

Can of enchilada sauce

Small yellow corn tortilla

Cooked shredded turkey or leftover turkey

Can of pinto beans, drain, and rinse.

Finely chopped Monterey Jack, split

Sour cream

Kosher salt

Coriander leaves and soft stems

Collapsed Cotija

Roasted pepita

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over medium to high heat. Add onions, garlic and jalapenos and simmer for five minutes until the onions are tender. Add the enchilada sauce and simmer for about 8 minutes until slightly thickened.

Heat the 6 tablespoons more of oil over medium to high heat until hot. Use tongs to soak each tortilla in hot oil and cover it with oil until it is supple. No need to colour (This makes it easier to roll!). Place it on a plate lined with paper towels until you are ready to use it. In a medium-sized bowl, mix turkey, pinto beans, and 2 cups of Monterey Jack. Add 1 cup of enchilada sauce and a three-quarter cup of sour cream, mix and season with salt.

In a large casserole dish, place one and one-quarter cup enchilada sauce and spread evenly over the base. Place a small bowl of turkey mixture in the centre of the tortilla, then roll it up and place it in a bowl of enchilada sauce with the seams down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Spread the remaining enchilada sauce up and sprinkle with a half cup more of Monterey Jack.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese foams and melts. Then decorate with coriander, cotija and pepita and serve with sour cream.

Things to note when preparing Turkey Enchiladas

Leftover turkey is a great option for this dish, it has the right seasonings and right juiciness and texture.

You might also want to save some sauce for later, in case it is needed.

Why you should eat Turkey Enchiladas

This dish is healthy and satisfying because turkey is a lean meat, and the vegetables give extra nutrients, and also, it is cooked in the oven, not fried, meaning, less cholesterol.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This recipe uses ground turkey instead of beef, so it's lower in calories and cholesterol. It also includes beans, corn, tomatoes, and spices, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer to eat healthily.

How to cook Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli

Ingredients

Ground turkey

Brown sugar

Ginger andgarlic powder

Pepper

Vegetable oil

Salt

Kidney beans

Black beans

Diced tomatoes

Tomato sauce

Green chillies

Cumin

Chilli powder

Onions

Directions

Put the oil in the pan over medium heat. Put the turkey in the pan and cook until it is evenly brown. Then drain. Apply a cooking spray to the inside of the slow cooker and mix with the turkey, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, green beans, black beans and onions. Season with chilli powder, pepper, green chillies, garlic powder, brown sugar, cumin, peppercorn, all spices and salt, then cover and cook low for 8 hours and high for 4 hours. When it is ready, serve with tortillas, avocado, or rice.

Things to note when preparing Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli

You can swap some of the ingredients with other substitutes; ground turkey for leftover turkey, kidney and black beans for canned beans, and you can even leave out the brown sugar. You can also add some veggies to add finesse, texture and taste to the dish.

Why you should eat Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli

It is a healthy dish. It is packed with so many nutrients, and it can be eaten alone with toppings, or as a side dish.

Allergies

You would know that allergens are included in these turkey dishes because they use a variety of ingredients.

Therefore, it is advisable to look at the ingredients listed under the various recipes and keep away from this dish if you find that you are allergic to any of them. However, if you want to eat turkey dishes so that they don't cause allergies, find alternatives that you can use, to not trigger your allergies.

Do not hesitate to see your doctor to prescribe some medications for you, if you have eaten any of these turkey dishes and are unaware that you are allergic to the particular ingredients used in their preparation.

Where you can buy the ingredients for these turkey dishes

Ingredients used in making these turkey dishes can be found easily at your local markets and supermarkets. They can also be found at online stores.

If you are looking for a reputable online store that sells these ingredients, and a variety of other grocery and household items, and can deliver to your doorstep in the UK, then you are in the right place.

Check us out at niyis.co.uk. We offer amazing ingredients to fit every one of your various recipes. Get your turkey, wings or drumsticks, and other ingredients to prepare your favourite turkey dish.

Bottom line

So hey! These are some pretty delicious recipes. You have a whole lot of time to pick from the ones in the first part and this part, for your celebrations and casual cooking too, either way, I'm sure you are impressed, and like me, going to try out these fun recipes, and also, include one or two things to tweak the recipes to my favour.

Do not forget that we have got you covered on your turkey recipe ingredients, and all other grocery items. Quickly go to our website to know more. Thanks for reading. Happy cooking!