Wild Turkey Recipes
After harvesting my first tom, many years ago, I plucked the entire bird and then roasted it whole, like a Thanksgiving turkey. The kitchen smelled so amazing, I couldn’t wait to carve the bird and dig in.
After hours of slow roasting, the bird was finally ready. I laid a nice slab of breast meat on my plate, slathered a little gravy on top, and started eating. It was one of the more disappointing experiences of my life. The meat was dry, chewy, and just…sad tasting. I felt horrible that I had wasted the bird.
That experience changed the way I work with wild turkey. Instead of roasting the entire thing, I have spent time learning new cooking techniques, experimenting with different flavor profiles, and just having fun creating new wild turkey recipes that utilize both the breast and legs. I hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do.
Farmhouse Turkey Burger – Ground turkey and bacon burger topped with a fried egg, tangy gorgonzola cheese, and chipotle mayo.
Wild Turkey Chili – The ultimate comfort food: chili!
Wild Turkey Leg and Dumplings – Creamy turkey leg soup with carrots and celery and dumplings
Wild Turkey Tagliatelle – Slow roasted turkey breast tossed in a butter, garlic, marjoram sauce with tagliatelle noodles and zucchini.