Of course, you don’t need a special occasion to cook up some turkey. Canadian Turkey is great any day. And not just for dinner either. Turkey is so versatile, healthy and affordable that it should be part of your everyday menu.
5 REASONS TO REACH FOR TURKEY DURING CANADIAN TURKEY MONTH
1. Easy Sub
Turkey makes everyday meals delicious and tasty. It’s packed with deep and satisfying flavor and you can easily substitute turkey into any of your family’s favourite meals. Make Canadian Turkey Month the time to sample some new and different recipes.
2. Lean But Juicy
It’s hard to believe but with turkey, both white and dark cuts are lean. That means you can enjoy any cut you prefer, and feel good knowing you are choosing a healthy protein without compromising on flavor, tenderness or juiciness. To find our more about why turkey is a healthy choice for everyday living, visit https://www.canadianturkey.ca/nutrition/.
3. So Much To Choose From
Turkey is such a versatile protein, with so many cuts of both dark and white meat to choose from, including ground meat, legs, drumsticks, breast steaks, breast rolls, breast roasts, thighs, drummettes, wings, sausages, and burgers. With such a wide selection, you can enjoy turkey at breakfast, lunch or dinner, with leftovers that taste delicious the next day. Look for a variety of cuts at your local grocer or butcher during Canadian Turkey Month.
4. Pack A Flavour Punch
Turkey plays well with other flavours. It’s hearty taste and texture marries well with bold profiles, making it a perfect partner for spices and rubs. Make recipes your own by using your family’s favourite flavours and change up your everyday dishes using rubs, marinades and sauces. Need inspiration? Visit the recipe section at Canadian Turkey.
5. Perfect For Penny Pinchers
Turkeys are generally larger than other poultry options and deliver a lot of meat for the price. Whole birds can be roasted for pennies per pound, and are a perfect choice for batch cooking meals or freezing leftover meat that can come in handy as an everyday meal starter. Cuts like drums, breasts and thighs are super-sized, so you need fewer pieces to feed your family and plan for leftovers to stock your fridge.
5-Ingredient Creamy Leon Garlic Skillet Turkey
If you’re looking for a great turkey recipe that would work well on either a special occasion or as an every day delicious meal then you should definitely try this 5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Skillet Turkey. Served along side some pasta or rice, is a dish everyone around the table will love.
- 2 lbs. boneless Canadian turkey breast
- 6-8 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon; ¾ juiced, ¼ sliced thinly
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. flour
- Plus salt, pepper, water and garnish
- Place the garlic into a small saucepan and cover with oil. Cook over low heat until the oil is barely simmering and the garlic is lightly browned and fork tender, 8-10 minutes. Do not overcook or the garlic will taste bitter.
- While the garlic is cooking, prepare the turkey. Slice into 1-inch pieces.
- Pound between 2 sheets of plastic wrap until thin, about ½ inch.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Lightly dredge in flour, shaking off any excess.
- Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Cook the turkey over high heat, 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Cooking time will vary according to thickness of the meat.
- While the turkey is cooking, discard all but 2 tbsp. of the garlic-oil mixture.
- Mash garlic with a fork until it forms a thick paste. (You can also use a mini-blender). Add lemon juice, any pan juices, a pinch of salt and mix to incorporate.
- If the mixture is too thick, add some warm water until you have a sauce of your desired consistency.
- When the turkey is cooked, remove from heat. Pour garlic lemon sauce over the turkey, garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately.
Enter to win!
To help celebrate Canadian Turkey month, I’m thrilled that I am able to offer (thanks to Canadian Turkey) another great giveaway for my readers! This month you can enter to win a $75 Hudson’s Bay e-gift card! Use the form below to enter. Good luck! And Happy Canadian Turkey month!