Monday, November 17, 2008

Best Non Traditional Turkey Recipe


Tis the season for holiday food. I love love love to cook and feed the masses. O.K. so here's the deal. My mom always made the best turkey and I now follow in her steps. This is not the most traditional recipe but it will almost surly be the best turkey and gravy you have ever had!! No kidding!! This year was the first time I have shared the recipe and I've decided to share this with you. I want to keep this recipe out there in honor of my mom Bernie Lindo of Makaha Hawaii. She's no longer around but if this recipe is....well....so is she. I call this Asian Turkey

Ingredients
  • Turkey
  • 1 jar Black bean with garlic sauce (found in Asian market)
  • 1 round onion
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 1 bunch (about 5 stalks) lemon grass (must be fresh)
  • salt
  • 2 T vinegar

Directions
  1. rub the outside and the cavity of the turkey with salt and set aside
  2. slice the round onion, green onion (into 1 inch strips). Pound the lemon grass with a mallet bottom to top to release the flavor and cut into 1 inch strips and mix it all into the black bean garlic sauce. Add vinegar into the mixture.
  3. Stuff this mixture into the cavity of the turkey. Any residue left on your hands rub on the outside of the turkey.
  4. Bake turkey as instructed for it's size.
  5. Caution: This stuffing is not to be consumed!! It is just for flavor
  6. Bonus: Take the drippings in your roasting pan and add water being careful not to dilute it too much. This is a highly flavorful dripping and will be dark brown due to the black beans. Mix some corn starch and water n a bowl and add to the boiling mixture to thicken. Use a wisk to insure a lump free gravy. You'll love this too!!
Really if you decide to try this recipe you will love it. Every year when I make this (even though I'm not with my family in Hawaii) I remember the family gathering and just having fun. For us that means giving each other what fors making fun of each other, laughing, joking, eating, drinking and basically enjoying the hell of each others company. So take time to enjoy life, family and friends because you know......we only get one time around and we better make it a good one!!! Peace :)

3 comments:

Ant said...

Wow, that looks good!

donnakeller said...

Thanks for sharing!

Todd said...

Oh YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe!!