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Gyros May 6, 2011

Filed under: Turkey,What's for Dinner? — alaskafoodmom @ 3:03 am
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I received this low fat recipe from my cooking extraordinaire sister-in-law, Alex.  This is a great recipe that give you lots of flavor and satisfies.

1 lb ground turkey breast
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 packet Good Seasons Italian Seasoning mix (save the other half for next time)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together by hand and shape into a loaf on a baking sheet.  The loaf should be about 4 inches wide by about 8 inches long and about 1 inch tall.  Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.  Allow to cool and slice loaf.  Serve in Greek flat bread or Naan bread* with tzatziki sauce (recipe below), sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, and sliced red or sweet onion.

*Warm flat bread in a dry frying pan on the oven over medium heat until just warm and pliable.

Tzatziki Sauce
2 cups Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/3 English cucumber, shredded or finely chopped
Fresh ground pepper and kosher salt to taste
1/2-1 teaspoon dried mint, or 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Mix ingredients together and allow to mingle for at least an hour in the refrigerator.


Turkey Breast May 4, 2011

Filed under: Comfort Food,The Basics,Turkey,What's for Dinner? — alaskafoodmom @ 6:58 am
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This is such an easy way to cook turkey and it turns out perfect every time.

5-10 lb turkey breast, bone-in (ensure that the turkey will fit with cover on in your crock pot)
Kosher salt to taste
Lemon pepper to taste*
Garlic, granulated to taste
½ cup water or chicken broth

Rinse turkey breast in cold water and place in crock pot.  Season turkey with salt, lemon pepper, and garlic.  Add the water or chicken broth to the bottom of the crock pot.  Cover and set crock pot on low.  Cook for 8-10 hours.  Reserve juices for use in gravy.

*Can be omitted.