1 tbsp olive oil
3 3/4 cup winter squash; cut into 1/4-inch cubes, divided
1 3/4 cup celery root; cut into 1/4-inch cubes, divided
2 quart turkey stock
1/2 cup rice; uncooked
1 1/4 cup savoy cabbage; coarsely chopped
2 1/4 cup turkey meat; cooked & cubed
1 salt & pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large heavy kettle. Add the winter squash (such as
butternut or Hubbard) and celery root; saute over medium heat 2 minutes.
Add the turkey stock, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 to 12
minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Puree the mixture in a food
processor or blender and return to the kettle.
Add the remaining squash and celery, and the uncooked rice. Cook the
mixture, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the savoy cabbage and cook for 5
minutes, or until the rice and vegetables are tender. Stir in the cubed
turkey meat. Heat until hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pat Whittlesey's Thanksgiving Turkey
1 turkey, around 16 pounds
1 olive oil
1 powdered rosemary
1 apples, cored and chopped
1 onions, chopped
Clean the turkey inside and out with cold water. Dry with paper towels. Rub
the outside with olive oil, then with rosemary. Stuff the cavity with
apples and onions. Cover the bird with foil and roast at 350 degrees.
Figure maybe four hours. Remove the foil for the last half-hour to brown.
Discard the apples and onions and prepare a gravy by whisking the drippings
with cornstarch or a flour-and-butter roux.
NOTE: the kosher version would delete the butter ingredient in favor of
Source: Tacoma News Tribune, November 18, 1996
Post Thanksgiving Enchiladas
1 1/2 cup diced, cooked turkey
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 cup shredded jack cheese
1/2 can dried green chilies (4oz)
3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp chili powder
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt, if desired
8 corn tortillas
1 oil, extra cheese
1 avocado for garnish
In a bowl, combine the turkey, green onion, cheese, chilies and sour cream
or yogurt - set aside. In a skillet or sauce pan, saute the onion in the
oil until barely softened. Stir in garlic. Cook for one minute. Add chili
powder, tomato sauce, broth, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring.
Remove from heat.
Fry tortillas in oil but just until soft-not crisp. Dip in the sauce.
Smooth some filling on each tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in a
baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Spoon remaining sauce over,
sprinkle with extra cheese.
Heat at 375f for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with avocado and serve
Posole (Native American Thanksgiving)
2 large cans of hominy
3 or 4 cans of vegetable broth or stock
2 or 3 green chiles (roasted and peeled)
1 large onion, diced
3 or 4 large carrots, diced
3 or 4 stalks of celery, diced
1 single salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chile powder
1 single fresh cilantro, minced, 2 tbsp if using canned
Yet another appropriate Thanksgiving dish is Posole, which is indigenous to
the Native American southwest. Posole is really considered most
traditional around Christmastime and is always served New Year's Eve and/or
New Year's Day for good luck. However, Pueblo peoples have made posole for
generations and it is a staple winter dish. I have adapted it for vegan
use. Please adjust everything to taste; my tastes are for more spice and
chiles than most folks would care for, so I add more of almost everything.
Also: the fresher ingredients will make an amazing difference in the taste
of the posole, so if possible, prepare your own vegetable stock, roast your
own fresh Anaheim or New Mexico chiles, and buy flash frozen posole (also
spelled pozole) corn in the store, rather than using canned.
Saute the onions and celery until the onion is transparent. This can be
done with water and veggie stock or with spray-type coatings. Dump
everything else in and bring to a low boil. Simmer until you like the
texture. The hominy should be really soft, almost to the
I serve posole with cornbread and a crisp green salad. If you wish to add
any animal protein, the original recipes call for pork or ham. I have
found that chunks of turkey work wonderfully with this recipe.
Please consider your tolerance for spices. The heat will come from the
green chiles and the chile powder, as well as the black pepper. Finally,
if you want a little more color in the stew, you could throw in some kernel
corn. Hope you enjoy.
From "FATFREE" Recipe collections by Michelle Dick
A Carrot Dish
1 lb carrots; peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
1/2 tsp whole dry rosemary leaves
1 small onion; minced
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 salt and pepper; to taste
1. Boil small amount of water (about 1 1/2 cups) with rosemary in it (e.g.,
infuse rosemary). Let stand a couple of minutes. Strain & throw away
2. Put carrots in rosemary-seasoned water & cook until tender.
3. Meanwhile, saute onions in butter until tender. Add drained carrots,
lemon juice, salt & pepper. Serve.
From John C. Sutton "The Cooking Inn"