Curried Turkey

This recipe is a yummy way to use leftover turkey meat. I realize that by now most of you don't have turkey leftover (unless you froze some) but you may have a turkey at Christmas, or you could try this recipe with chicken! My mom wrote down this recipe for me, and I wrote it the way I made it!

Saute together in a little olive oil, until onion is translucent and spices are well blended:

1-2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cumin
cayenne pepper to taste, if desired

Add about 1/2 of a large orange sweet potato, diced. Cook for a few minutes, stirring.

Then add to that:

1 can diced tomatoes

1/3 c raisins

chunks of leftover turkey, about one cup, preferably dark meat
salt to taste

I also added about 3/4 cup of chicken broth that was left from Thanksgiving, I really think it needs the extra liquid. I have used water in the past and that works as well. (2013 update - I actually used 1 cup of broth this year and it was perfect!)

Simmer over low heat about 20 minutes, or until sweet potato is cooked and raisins are plump.

Serve over rice or some other grain, garnished with toasted slivered almonds or toasted cashews, and chopped hard-boiled egg, if desired.  I made rice in my rice cooker, using part water and part light coconut milk, about 1/2 tsp of turmeric and a few dashes of salt. It really complemented the curry well and was tasty!

Makes about 4 servings.



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