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Fabulous Turkey Spread
1/2lb turkey cooked and skinned
1/4c sliced celery, sliced green onion and ricotta cheese
2Tbsp light cream cheese
1 tsp butter and Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp hot sauce optional
Place turkey and all ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Allow to sit a few hours or over night to blend flavor. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables.
While you have the food processor out, blend some extra turkey until smooth. You can then freeze it to use later in your favorite meat ball of meat loaf recipe. Don't know what to do with the stuffing? If your family likes stuffing and doesn't tire of the "traditional" taste, blend a batch of turkey in the processor with stuffing. Bake or fry in a loaf or balls. Form the turkey paste into patties with or without stuffing and serve like a hamburger with their favorite toppings cheese, onion, tomato, pickle. Or try these
Turkey Meat Balls
1 lb processed turkey
1/2c cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt & pepper
2 Tbsp grated onion, garlic, celery optional, use one or all
1/2c barbecue sauce preferably from the health food store
Blend together turkey, egg, half of cracker crumbs, oil, salt & pepper, onion, garlic and celery. Form into one inch balls and roll or shake in bag with remaining cracker crumbs. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350° for 20 minutes or until firm. Place in a covered baking dish with barbecue sauce and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve as an appetizer or in sandwiches of pita bread.
Blackened Turkey Salad
2c turkey cubed, cooked and skinned
Seasoning mix for blackened meat
2c Romaine or leaf lettuce
1-2 boiled eggs
other salad greens & fixins' as desired green or red onion, peppers, cucumber, sprouts
Heat iron skillet to high heat with 1 teaspoon oil and seasoning mix. Add turkey and sear as directed. Allow to cool a few minutes then pile on top of salad bowl. Serve with your favorite salad dressing.
Mix turkey cubes with your favorites for sandwiches walnuts, grapes, cream cheese, mayo, celery. Enjoy!
Till next time, Rebecca.