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Paleo inspiration for smoked turkey legs

luckyfatima Apr 2, 2013 04:03 PM

I got two smoked turkey legs from Whole Foods. I haven't actually used smoke turkey legs as an ingredient before in anything, but I would be inclined to put them in a pot of beans. Since I am avoiding legumes these days, I am just looking for other inspiration. The obvious use would be in greens like collards, but what else? How would you use these paleo style?

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    sedimental RE: luckyfatima Apr 2, 2013 07:19 PM

    You could stuff squash with the smoked turkey, apple, onion, mushrooms and grain free breadcrumbs and bake.

    Turkey pot pie with almond flour crust.

    What about cabbage rolls with a nice tomato sauce, stuff them with a mix of turkey, spinach and red spices...mexie style might be nice.

    If you have paleo buns, you could make a smokey sloppy joe sandwich with some cole slaw ( like a pulled pork riff)

    Sometimes I just make an egg crepe ( thin flat sheet of scrambled egg) and roll it up with Asian flavors of any meat and veggies with a side salad.

    Smoked turkey salad with dried cranberries and grapes.

    Of course there is always soup or stew to make when you are stumped with any meat!

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: luckyfatima Apr 2, 2013 07:35 PM

      Sedimental gave you some great suggestions. I second the salad idea, though I'd go with curry-based seasoning, add some toasted nuts, and use either apple or dried apricot for the fruit component.

      You can also dice the meat & use it in a sweet potato hash.

      1. hotoynoodle RE: luckyfatima Apr 3, 2013 08:39 AM

        smoked turkey hash, with a poached egg on top.

        1. Sarah Perry RE: luckyfatima Apr 8, 2013 03:55 PM

          Smoked turkey is great to flavor a pot of greens (like collard greens) - even traditional Southern cooks sometimes use it instead of pork.

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