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The Hot Brown

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I became intrigued with the Hot Brown, an open face sandwich after seeing them on the food show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”. I had seen mention of them before but not really been interested. I think the Hot Brown story was as intriguing as the sandwich. I also thought it is a great way . . . → Read More: The Hot Brown

Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy

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When I had the retail shop we offered Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy every Thanksgiving. We offered 12 pound or 14 pound turkeys and they had to be pre-ordered. What a production that was! We had a special 55 gallon plastic trash can that was bought new and stored each year just for the . . . → Read More: Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy

Turkey Scaloppine with Apricot Ginger Sauce and Sesame Green Beans

This is one of my favorite turkey dishes. For those loving turkey as I do, this is a great alternative to the usual ground turkey. Strips of turkey are dredged in flour and sauteed with sunset colored bell peppers highlighted with garlic and ginger. This is an assertive dish with lots of flavor. The sauce . . . → Read More: Turkey Scaloppine with Apricot Ginger Sauce and Sesame Green Beans

Turkey Sausage

We are a country that loves sausage, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This version features turkey which reduces the fat content to practically nothing. However, turkey meat, especially all white meat can be dry. I would like to have half dark meat, half white turkey meat, but have found only white meat. So in . . . → Read More: Turkey Sausage

Smoked Turkey Salad

This unusual salad is a perfect no cook entrĂ©e. It can be served on a lettuce cup lunch or supper or as a sandwich on a good artisan bread. Make sure the counter person cuts the turkey in one piece so you can dice it. If you are making the salad ahead of time . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey Salad