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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Turkey Tuesday

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!

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(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. 

img_1135We don’t mess with any other body parts.  Too much work to worry about feathers and bones.

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.

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In the end, it was 33 pounds of turkey!  Free (ish.)

Now…I’m going to need some more creative turkey recipes.

3 comments:

  1. Will have to check out the recipe.

    Would love to have some turkeys hanging around here that I could put in the freezer.

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  2. Ok that turkey burger makes me want one right now and it is 9:30 at night.

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  3. I would love to have all that turkey breast in my freezer! Truth be told, I do have some frozen turkey burgers that I absolutely love!

    So, do you have a GOODe Turkey Tetrazzini rescipe? I'd love to give it a try ;)

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