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Turkey Saga C’TD

There has been a lot of turkey talk recently around here.  Thanksgiving is definitely a fantastic holiday, and I am looking forward to being around family (even if it’s not mine) to celebrate relaxation, good food, and uh pilgrims and football?  Anyway, I had bought that smoked turkey breast for the mac&cheese (smoked meat is something I could eat everyday and not get tired 0f), but had some leftover. What to do, what to do?

I decided to incorporate the turkey into a “things I really like but don’t eat enough” meal.  Those things are: buttermilk, soba noodles, shiitake mushrooms, smoked meat, and the turkey.  Had some broccoli l needed to use, also, so clearly I was going to make some crazy stir fry.  I found a unique recipe while browsing Tastespotting.com–check it out here. I made some adaptations to it.  The recipe calls for salmon, but I just used rough chopped leftover turkey instead.

To make this, use the stir frying advise I discussed previously.

Leftover Turkey with Miso Buttermilk Sauce

8 oz. soba noodles

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons minced chives

kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

1 tsp Sunny Singapore spice blend (another option could be Japanese 7 spice blend)

1 tbsp sweet mirin

1 tbsp white miso

3 cloves fermented black garlic, roughly chopped

2 big florets brocooli, steamed or par boiled

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms

1 large vidalia onion cut in half moons

4 garlic cloves, minced

leftover turkey–or use any other meat/tofu/vegetarian option you like

2 cups spinach or arugula

4 tbsp chopped basil or cilantro

1. Prepare the sauce by combining the first 11 ingredients and let it sit if you have time to let the flavors mingle.

2.  Boil water for the noodles, cook them as directed, then toss them with the sauce.

3.  If you are using non-leftover protien, cook that up however you need to and set aside.  If using leftovers, just wait to add that in later.

4.  Prepare the brocooli by par boiling, and other vegetables by stir frying them.

5.  Add veggies in with the noodles, toss.  Add in meat, greens, and chopped herbs.  Season to taste with more salt, pepper, soy sauce, more sesanme noodles, etc.

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