The Essence

Living and growing a family in the North awards you with a real and tangible connection to the land. As a mother of 5 and as a home baker and wannabe chef, it is this connection that seeps into everything - motherhood, food, harvesting, and experiencing the very heartbeat of the bit of earth that sustains us.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Turkey Alfredo

Now for the third meal from the Superstore turkey. I threw the turkey carcass into the freezer as it is Spring Break and we have been busy enjoying lots of outdoor family time and dealing with a turkey carcass seemed too ambitious. The other day I pulled it out to thaw while we were soaking up the rays and trying to hook into a Kokanee on Fish Eye Lake. No such luck.
 When we returned, I stuck the carcass into a big pot and boiled it for a couple hours in salted water. Then I turned it onto a cutting board and plucked all the meat off it. Soup is the thing to make with a turkey carcass, and although it would have satisfied us after spending the day out on the ice, I wanted to try something different.

Chop up some onion and garlic. A lot of my cooking starts with this step! Haha. Fry that up in a couple wads of butter. 

Put some fettuccine on to boil.

To the onion and garlic and butter, add a 500ml carton of whip cream. Yum.

When the cream is warm, add a bag of Parmesan and some cracked pepper and salt. Double yum.

Let that warm until the Parmesan melts, then dump in your turkey meat. If you want, add some peas or some spinach to make up for the carton of whip cream. 

Stir that up and let it warm on low heat until the peas are cooked through or your spinach is wilted. Then you can drain your pasta and add it in.

I will get 4 meals out of the next Superstore turkey. That's 4 meals times 7 people (even though one of those people eats next to nothing at supper time) equals 28 servings outta one bird! How awesome is that? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm inspired! Time to thaw my freezer turkey for next week's post-Easter meals. Yum!