Another Turkey Tuesday already! Doing a weekly event like this really makes me realize how fast the time goes!
First, I want you to go check out this recipe!! It is from Maryann from Domestically Speaking and it is for Teriyaki Turkey Burgers! Mmm-hhhmmmm…as the little Adam Bomb would say. And it looks so easy and yummy!
(When I make burgers or meatloaf with ground turkey, I almost always add in some ground beef, too. Ground turkey is so lean, and sometimes you need a little grease, y’know? So, now I feel like a traitor.)
Second, let me show you what the Farmer and I did the other night. After the turkeys went to market, there were a few stragglers in the building. So the Farmer “took care of ‘em” and brought the breasts and filets in for me. There were 3 toms (males) and one hen, and we ended up with 7 breasts and 7 filets, I think. One of the breasts was pretty bruised up, so we didn’t freeze that one.
Each breast is gigantic – probably 3-4 pounds EACH! The filets are part of the breast, and are slightly larger than a chicken breast. They are much more tender and we really enjoy them. I think they are usually called “tenders” in the grocery store. ( But I never actually buy turkey, so I’m not sure.)
The Farmer cut off the yuckies and I held the bags open and marked them. I’m a good helper like that.
In the end, it was 33 pounds of turkey! Free (ish.)
Now…I’m going to need some more creative turkey recipes.