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Mar 6, 2013 01:50 PM

What do you do with leftover turkey thigh?

I baked a turkey thigh in the oven and it was delicious, but they're so huge I have a lot left over. What do you do with the leftovers?

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  1. Turkey salad, curried turkey salad, in jambalaya, warm on a roll with blt, pulled or chopped with a little BBQ sauce and some slaw on a roll, or sizzled up with onions and peppers in a fajita. I do love dark meat turkey -- we oven braise thighs almost as often as I can find them anymore -- and would use the leftovers if we had any, almost anywhere we'd use dark meat chicken or pork.

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    1. re: junescook

      I was about to suggest fajitas de pavo, or tacos.

    2. wheat toast spread w/mayo, slice of jellied cranberry sauce, turkey thigh meat, lettuce, (stuffing or crispy bacon optional)

      1. A quick soup with white beans, onions, rosemary, any other veggies on hand.

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        1. re: tcamp

          heat up some stock (i keep a stash in the freezer), wilt some spinich or kale, then toss in the turkey meat.

          1. re: wonderwoman

            Posole is another great soup to put turkey meat into.

        2. I'd probably throw it in a pot with onion/celery/carrots and water and at least coome up with a few pints of stock!?!