Friday, December 11, 2015

Turkey a la King

I had a little Thanksgiving turkey leftover with no idea what to do with it, we were so tired of turkey sandwiches at that point so when Randal suggested making a turkey version of chicken a la king I was both happy with the suggestion but scared of actually making it.  My husband has certain dishes that he will only enjoy if they taste a certain way,  in this case he wanted this turkey dish to taste just like his favourite stouffers chicken a la king.  I was a little nervous I wouldn't be able to recreate this well enough but in the end he was quite happy with it and I was thrilled to finally be done with this years Thanksgiving turkey!

1 tbsp chicken soup base
1 cup hot water
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup sherry
1 sprig fresh thyme
pinch cayenne
pinch ground nutmeg
2 cups diced turkey
salt and pepper

 Stir the chicken soup base into the cup of hot water and set aside.

In a large pan over medium heat melt the butter, add in the bell pepper, mushrooms and celery and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.  Add in the flour and stir together.  Add in the cup of water with the chicken base, the cream, thyme, cayenne and nutmeg, followed by the turkey and season with salt and pepper.

Simmer for 20 minutes, serve over rice.

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