Sunday, December 03, 2006

I resti del tacchino - turkey leftovers

I will soon post a lot of new recipes prepared for my last dinner, but I first wanted to show you something that I made about one week ago... right after Thanksgiving.
Obviously everyone knows how much turkey is left after Thanksgiving. Well, we all like turkey sandwiches, but what after three days of them? Maybe we would like to change a bit... so here comes my idea:
Pad-Thai con tacchino e kale / Turkey and Kale 'Pad-Thai'
Pad-Thai noodles are rice noodles with eggs, vegetables, nuts and some type of meat (usually shrimp) in it. You can find a really good recipe for real Pad-Thai here. In my version, the rice noodles were sauteed with Kale, Almonds and Turkey!
To be more precise, if you want to try it next time you have turkey leftovers:
Risne about 1 lb kale and cut into pieces, without completely drying the leaves. Soak 1/2 package rice noodles in water for ~ 10 minutes. Saute 2 cloves of finely cut garlic in olive oil, and add the kale to it. Saute for one minute then close the pan with a lid and let steam adding 2 tbsp water (there should be some more water on the kale leaves from the rinsing) ~ 10 minutes. Add salt and red pepper. Add the rice noodles into the pan and ~1 tbsp fish sauce. Stir quickly and saute for a few minutes, then add the turkey pieces (as much as you like), some almonds (~ 1 cup), and then one egg and mix quickly. Serve hot. It's very good!

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