Now that I’ve got your attention :smirks sinisterly:, get the thoughts of Frankenstein & the Omen out of your head. While My experiments in the kitchen this week would actually not qualify as unholy, they are surely deserving of the unorthodox label. There is nothing like an overabundance of an ingredient, to make me take a sojourn into left field. The thing is, these somewhat odd combinations were pretty dang tasty.
I didn’t measure or write anything down, when I whipped these dishes up. I’m sure you can manage to make your own version though, if the mood strikes and you still have some leftover bird around
Thai Turkey Noodles in Peanut Lime Sauce: My daughter LOVED this. She scoffed down a large plate of it in no time flat & gave me the thumbs up, when I asked her if she wanted it again for dinner tonight.
I underlined the ingredients to make it a little easier to follow.
I stir fried some vertically sliced sweet onions & minced garlic in a bit of oil, then added turkey. While the turkey was “decontaminating” (heating through, to ensure food safety), I whisked together some lime juice, a little peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar and hot chili sauce (just taste it as you go along and don’t add too much of one thing. I then tossed some al dente fettuccine noodles in with the turkey & onions, and fried them up for a minute or so, then added the sauce, and continued stirring it up, until most of the sauce was absorbed.
I know this one seems particularly bizarre, but it is based off a recipe I featured on my much neglected food blog Yankee Kitchen about a year ago (Lemon, Walnut & Blue Cheese Pizza), so I knew although the flavors are pungent, they do work.
In this version, I just sliced some lemon wafer thin, laid it on the stretched pizza dough and sprinkle some brown sugar, crumbled blue cheese, chopped turkey breast & minced pickled jalapenos on top, then fired it into the oven. When it is nice & crispy, drizzle a little olive oil on it before serving.
In the earlier pizza, I glazed the lemons. This is preferable, but I was lazy and it still tasted good.