The Day After the Holiday: 5 Turkey Recipes

If you have a smaller holiday celebration , you are probably destined to turkey leftovers.  Here is a listing of innovative recipes to do with turkey:

Hawaiian-Portuguese Smoked Turkey

A wave of Portuguese came to Hawaii in the late 1800s to work the sugarcane fields, and over time their cooking traditions fused with those of other cultures in the islands, including Chinese and Japanese.  

PREP AND COOK TIME 4 to 5 hours, plus 2 days to marinate

MAKES 1 turkey (18 to 20 lbs.)

starts with a frozen turkey and marinates it for 3 days; our version starts with a thawed or fresh bird. If your arms aren’t strong, it’s helpful to have a friend or relative help you ease the turkey on and off the grill.

1 turkey (18 to 20 lbs.), thawed if frozen
1 tbsp. each coarsely chopped ginger and
garlic, plus 4 tbsp. each minced garlic
and ginger
4 cups soy sauce
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. light brown or turbinado sugar
6 cups hickory chips
2 cups chicken broth
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
lengthwise

Click Here to See the Direction for 3 Day Process

Talkin’ Turkey- Turkey Recipes and How to Brine

Photo by Crystal Johnson

Photo by Crystal Johnson

During the Holiday Season in America usually starting at Thanksgiving and ending with Christmas, turkey is one of the most eaten birds.  Some are experts at cooking turkey.   Others are looking for the next best way to impress guest with an innovative interpretation of how to prepare it.  While are others are paralyzed at the thought of making one for the first time.   In fact, I admit to 20 years of adult age fear until someone assumed that because I am the editor of Multi Cultural Cooking Network that I knew how to prepare one.  She was a born in India but grew up the first half of her life in England and has now lived in the states for over 20 years.  Her family wanted an American Thanksgiving meal.  She was all set to prepare Indian food so she asked for my help. I put on my best poker face and talked her through and helped with the turkey, ham and other holiday sides.  The point is she didn’t know we were both experiencing preparing our very first Thanksgiving turkey.  My dad and my mother had shown me different techniques over the years.  It sunk in.  I just didn’t know it.  My dad showed me how to brine. It is  a sure fire way for a flavorful  turkey.  Also don’t be ashamed of the turkey bag.  If it is your first time and you fear having a dry turkey then use the bag. – Crystal A. Johnson, MCCN Editor and Chief

 Here are some recipes and techniques