Thanksgiving Turkey Giblets Gravy

It is now only a few days until Thanksgiving and chefs across America are preparing themselves for cooking turkey. Here is a great gravy recipe using the excess drippings for the Thanksgiving bird.

List of ingredients:

1/4 cup of pan drippings.
1/4 cup of flour.
1 cup of water.
2 cups of turkey stock.
Turkey giblets, cooked, chopped.
Salt and black pepper, to taste.

Method:

Pour off all turkey fat from roasting pan into a glass measuring cup.

Measure and return 1/4 cup of to the pan.

Sprinkle the flour into the turkey fat, then cook and stir for 2-3 minutes over low heat.

Add the water and 2 cups of turkey stock.

Cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits in the pan using a wooden spoon, until the gravy thickens and bubbles for 2 minutes.

Strain the gravy into a saucepan; then add the chopped giblets and liver.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

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Published in: on November 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Microwave Crabmeat and Bell Peppers

List of ingredients:

6 medium bell peppers.
1 cup of light cream.
4 tablespoons of butter.
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
1/4 cup of dry white wine.
1 teaspoon of salt.
2 cups of crabmeat.
1 cup of cooked rice.
Paprika, to taste.

Method:

Cut off the tops of the bell peppers; deseed, wash, then set aside.

Microwave the cream, in a 4-cup glass measure, on HIGH for about 50 seconds or until hot.

Mix in the butter and ground nutmeg.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, lemon juice, dry white wine and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Add the cream to the mixture, then microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

Stir and microwave on HIGH for about 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

Combine with the crabmeat and cooked rice.

Stuff the bell peppers with the crabmeat mixture.

Sprinkle tops with paprika.

Arrange the stuffed bell peppers in a circle on a microwave safe serving platter.

Cover with plastic wrap, then microwave on MEDIUM for about 14 minutes or until the crabmeat is done.

Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Source: Pepper Recipes.

Published in: on November 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Simple Mustard-Crusted Pork Roast

Ingredient list:

2 lbs of boneless pork loin roast.
Salt and pepper, to taste.
2 tablespoons of spicy mustard.
1 cup of crushed garlic croutons.

Instructions for cooking:

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Season the roast with salt and pepper, then place in a shallow pan and roast for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, then spread surface with mustard and cover with crushed garlic croutons.

Return to your oven and continue to roast for another 10-15 minutes, until a meat thermometer registers 160F.

Source: Pork Roast Recipe.

Published in: on November 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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