Turkey Tetrazzini

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Solo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:16 am

Want to know what else to do with all those turkey left-overs?

I tried this dish after Thanksgiving this year and ....IT-IS-TO-DIE-FOR! :lolh:

Some work involved...and 17 different ingredients....but worth it!
Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe


Ingredients

* 12 oz egg noodles, spaghetti, linguini or other pasta
* 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 4-5 cups)
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups of milk
* 1/4 cup cream
* 2 cups chicken broth
* 1/4 cup dry sherry (or vermouth or dry white wine)
* 3 cups coarsely chopped cooked turkey
* 1 cup peas
* 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan (divided into 1/3 and 1/3 cups)
* 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
* 2 Tbsp lemon juice
* Salt and Pepper
* Ground nutmeg (optional)
* 1/3 cup fine fresh bread crumbs (or panko)
* Freshly chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Method

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Start heating 2 to 3 quarts of water for the pasta. Add 1 teaspoon of salt for each quart of water.

2 Cook the mushrooms in 3 Tbsp of the butter over medium heat, stirring, until all of the liquid the mushrooms give off has evaporated, 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

3 In a large, heavy saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Stir in the flour, and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes.

4 About now, put the pasta into the boiling water you've heated. Follow the package directions and cook until al dente. While the pasta is cooking continue on with the recipe.

5 Into the saucepan with the butter and flour, slowly whisk in the milk, cream, broth, and the sherry. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 to 8 minutes.

6 When the pasta is ready, drain it. In a large bowl combine the pasta, the sauce, the mushrooms, the turkey, and the peas. Stir in 1/3 cup of the Parmesan and the 1/3 cup of Swiss cheese. Stir in the lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Note that if you have been using unsalted butter, and/or unsalted or low sodium stock, you will need to add more salt than you might expect. Just keep sprinkling it in until it is seasoned to your taste. Add a pinch of ground nutmeg if using, again to taste. Transfer the mixture to a buttered 3-quart casserole.

7 In a small bowl combine well the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan and the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tetrazzini, and dot the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, cut into bits.

8 Bake the Tetrazzini in the middle rack of the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is bubbling and the top is golden.

Garnish individual servings with chopped parsley.

Serves 4 to 6.
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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Fatherducque » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:09 pm

I do a pretty good job of smoking a 12 lb. turkey. There is rarely any left.

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Charybdis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:14 pm

I love Turkey Tetrazzini. But yeah, it's a bit of work. I'd have to look at my recipe to see how closely it mirrors yours, but it looks pretty similar at first glance. But it's certainly well worth the effort!

(BTW, why doesn't spell check recognize "Tetrazzini"?) :dunno:

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by streetsoldier » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:20 pm

Charybdis wrote:I love Turkey Tetrazzini. But yeah, it's a bit of work. I'd have to look at my recipe to see how closely it mirrors yours, but it looks pretty similar at first glance. But it's certainly well worth the effort!

(BTW, why doesn't spell check recognize "Tetrazzini"?) :dunno:
Because he's in the Witness Protection program.

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Solo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:54 pm

streetsoldier wrote:
Charybdis wrote:I love Turkey Tetrazzini. But yeah, it's a bit of work. I'd have to look at my recipe to see how closely it mirrors yours, but it looks pretty similar at first glance. But it's certainly well worth the effort!

(BTW, why doesn't spell check recognize "Tetrazzini"?) :dunno:
Because he's in the Witness Protection program.
Yeah...I was thinking that and I was considering that it might also be because "Tetrazzini" isn't an English word.

Maybe both!

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Solo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:59 pm

Charybdis wrote:I love Turkey Tetrazzini. But yeah, it's a bit of work. I'd have to look at my recipe to see how closely it mirrors yours, but it looks pretty similar at first glance. But it's certainly well worth the effort!

(BTW, why doesn't spell check recognize "Tetrazzini"?) :dunno:
It is "worth the effort"! imo it is best to use the NutMeg-- which is listed as "Optional" in the recipe-- particularly if you are using the Egg Noodles. Those two tastes accent each other really well in combination.

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Pixie » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:26 pm

It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:54 pm

Pixie wrote:It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!
Can you believe it, he cooks too! :lol:

That recipe sounds delicious, but since the turkey has been gone for almost a month, I guess it will have to wait for next year. Wait, maybe not. Can you use chicken instead?

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Solo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:43 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
Pixie wrote:It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!
Can you believe it, he cooks too! :lol:

That recipe sounds delicious, but since the turkey has been gone for almost a month, I guess it will have to wait for next year. Wait, maybe not. Can you use chicken instead?
Yes...I don't see why Chicken wouldn't do just as well.

And ....yes. I cook. I love to cook! In fact, my friends and family consider me to be a great cook.

I did this recipie after Thanksgiving this year and it turned out perfect! It is a lot of work, though. At least it was for me. When I was done and the dish was in the oven, I discovered that I had flour on my face and in my hair--there were dishes and pots and pans all over the place......
It was a mess! But....I'm getting better.

My (now) Ex-Wife used to make this dish and I never paid any attention to how she did it. I looked high and low for that recipie and finally located it on-line.

When I get some time, I'm going to post my recipie for "SeaFood-Stuffed Green Peppers". I've been baking and modifying this dish for years and it's always a huge hit!

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by streetsoldier » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:43 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
Pixie wrote:It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!
Can you believe it, he cooks too! :lol:

That recipe sounds delicious, but since the turkey has been gone for almost a month, I guess it will have to wait for next year. Wait, maybe not. Can you use chicken instead?
HEY, I cook, too... :ohwell: :noparty: :dinner: :hotguy:

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by tattulip » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:37 pm

Solo wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:
Pixie wrote:It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!
Can you believe it, he cooks too! :lol:

That recipe sounds delicious, but since the turkey has been gone for almost a month, I guess it will have to wait for next year. Wait, maybe not. Can you use chicken instead?
Yes...I don't see why Chicken wouldn't do just as well.

And ....yes. I cook. I love to cook! In fact, my friends and family consider me to be a great cook.
:faint: :teehee:

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Re: Turkey Tetrazzini

Post by Pixie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:22 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
Pixie wrote:It is worth the effort! I love it! This sounds like a great recipe!
Can you believe it, he cooks too! :lol:

That recipe sounds delicious, but since the turkey has been gone for almost a month, I guess it will have to wait for next year. Wait, maybe not. Can you use chicken instead?

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