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Turkey Fajitas

Turkey Fajitas
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After Thanksgiving I always make stock from the turkey carcass. It provides a huge stockpot of a very tasty broth. Some of it I use to cook a delicious tortilla soup, and the rest of the stock goes into my freezer for a later use.

Another favorite dish in our family is fajitas made from Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. After marinating the bird’s meat in spices for a night or so I am making mouthwatering delicious wraps. No one would even recognize turkey leftovers in these fajitas. Try it, and I bet that you won’t hear: ‘Oh no, turkey again’.

 

  

Ingredients

  • Meat from a turkey carcass after roasting  and cooking stock
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1-2 avocados, sliced, or 1 cup guacamole
  • Tortillas for fajitas
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Lime slices for garnish

For the marinade:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or other oil)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½-1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp hot pepper flakes or ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Salt

 

 

Preparation

Mix the ingredients for the marinade. Add turkey meat, cover with spices and marinate in a refrigerator for about 12-24 hours.

In a pan heat the olive oil, add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add peppers and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Add marinated turkey. Stir and reheat.

Reheat the tortillas on a grill, a grill pan or in a microwave.

Assemble the fajitas with meat-vegetable mixture, salsa, avocado slices (or guacamole) and sour cream (optional). Squeeze a slice of lime. Fold the fajitas in half.

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  • Tip:

The rest of the fajita mixture could be used for omelettes, wraps, sandwiches or pizza.

 

Cook with pleasure and enjoy the world!

 



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