The holidays are quickly approaching!
In my mind, it’s hard to believe that it is almost Christmas.
In this post we are going to talk about how to use Turkey around the Table this Holiday Season in creative ways.
How to Use Turkey around the Table this Holiday Season
I’m excited about the fun that’s to be had in the upcoming weeks, but that doesn’t take away from the work that needs done.
Let me help you out by making the holidays easy for you.
Are you trying to understand the place turkey has at the holiday table?
Check out these tips to Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.
Use ground turkey
A tradition we have around here is using ground turkey for any ground meat recipe we use.
It’s super simple to use ground turkey in place of beef or chicken.
It tastes delicious and isn’t any more work than other ground meats, it just tastes a whole lot better.
Don’t be shy about trying it in holiday recipes
Sometimes it’s hard to switch out the meat in a recipe we’ve been making for years.
However, a quick change to turkey breast or any other version of turkey is easy.
I think it’s a “once you try it, you won’t go back thing!”
Don’t be shy about trying turkey in your recipes this year.
Use turkey as a crowd pleaser
When you can’t think of how to feed your guests and you’re looking for an awesome crowd pleaser, go with the turkey.
Turkey can not only make your food taste better, it can make the holiday season a whole lot easier.
Less stress means more fun for the holidays.
Can’t you agree?
Use turkey in your appetizers
Something I love to do, when cooking for the holidays, is use turkey in the appetizers.
Let’s say I’m making sausage balls, I can easily Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.
My guests always love the changes I make to the traditional appetizers and everyone is always asking for more.
If you want a healthier way to feed the crowd this year, take this tip to heart.
Be sensitive to tradionalists
Sometimes there is nothing better than the traditional whole roasted Turkey.
Really what more can you say about a beautifully roasted or Bar-B-Q Canadian Turkey on your table.
I love to try new recipes and often they become a staple at our table.
Some people want what they have always had for Holiday meals – give it to them!
Choosing to cook with Canadian turkey is a smart choice for you.
Adding that lighter twist to your meals is always welcome.
As you can see, there are many ways to Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.
Check out our newest Canadian Turkey recipe, Turkey Falafel Bites.
These are amazing and a dish you’ll want to bring along with you to holiday parties.
Food is what makes these holiday parties go ‘round, so you might as well make it the best you can.
Turkey Falafel Bites
Makes: 36 appetizers
Prep time: 20 mins.
Cook time: 10 – 15 mins.
350 gr. ground Canadian turkey
1 tsp olive oil
½ cup diced onion
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package (285 gr) falafel mix
½ cup store bought tzatziki
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup unsalted pistachios
1 tbsp honey
36 appetizer skewers
- Heat olive oil in a medium size frying pan over medium heat.
- Add onions and sauté for 2-4 minutes until softened and just beginning to brown.
- Add ground turkey, paprika, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook an additional 7-10 minutes, until turkey is cooked through and no longer pink. Mix to break up any larger chunks. Set aside to cool.
- Prepare falafel mix according to package directions.
- Add turkey mixture and combine.
- Form mixture into 1-inch balls.
- Shallow fry or sauté in a non-stick frying pan.
- Cook falafel balls until browned, 2 minutes per side.
- Remove and let drain on paper towels until cooled.
- To assemble, spread tzatziki across a large appetizer platter.
- Dot with turkey falafel bites.
- Top each bite with an appetizer skewer.
- Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts and cilantro.
- Drizzle with honey.
TIP: You can make your turkey falafel bites up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate until needed.
Feel free to serve with any or all of your favourite dips like hummus, baba ganoush or roasted red pepper dip.
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