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An idea on what to do with some of those turkey leftovers

November 30, 2011
By Capt. DICK MAY - Catch 'em & Cook 'em , Pine Island Eagle

What to do with leftover turkey in your refrigerator.

Turkey Tetrazzini


3 Tbsp. butter

1 medium onion - chopped

1 green bell pepper - chopped

3 Tbsp. flour

2 C. milk

7 oz. spaghetti - cooked

3 C. chopped, cooked turkey

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese - divided

1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup - undiluted

1/4 C. dry white wine

1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms - drained

1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimiento - drained

1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. chopped, fresh parsley

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 C. slivered almonds - toasted

How to:

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and saute until tender.

3. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.

4. Gradually stir in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly.

5. Stir in pasta, turkey, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, pimiento, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and mix well.

6. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased shallow, two-quart dish.

7. Bake at 350 degrees in 20 minutes

8. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and almonds and bake for 5 more minutes.

Serves four to six.

Capt. Dick May is the owner of Easy Rider Charters in Bokeelia. He can be reached at 283-3247 or Capt. Dick's Florida Gulf Coast Seafood and Much More (cookbook) $11.50 plus $2.50 postage can be ordered by calling the number above or by mailing to 7989 Judge Bean Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922. Make checks payable to Dick May.



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