Thursday, January 21, 2010

Turkey a la King

Turkey a la King is something I had never tried until I moved in with Jon. While wading through Thanksgiving leftovers one year, Jon suggested I make Turkey a la King. His mother used to make it with turkey leftovers. And he really didn't want to look at another turkey sandwich or turkey enchilada.

Ok then! Turkey a la King it is! (or was... I made this right after Christmas)


Turkey a la King
1 1/2 - 2 C cooked turkey, diced or shredded
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small shallot, diced
1/2 C peas
small jar pimento, diced
Other leftover veggies?
3 TBLS butter
3 TBLS flour
1 1/2 C turkey stock
1/4 C dry white wine
1/4 C heavy cream
1 tsp poultry seasoning
salt & pepper
Puff Pastry

Cut Puff Pastry into squares and cook according to directions on box.
Saute mushrooms and shallots in butter until golden.
Sprinkle in flour and cook until flour is starting to brown.
Whisk in turkey stock, wine and cream. Cook a few minutes until mixture starts to thicken.
Add turkey, poultry seasoning, peas, pimento and whatever other leftover veggies you might want to throw in.
Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over puff pastry and top with more puff pastry.


Bake puff pastry according to directions.

Grab your leftovers.

Turkey and fresh spinach were the only leftovers I was working with this time.

Saute mushrooms & shallots in butter.

Sprinkle in flour.

Continue cooking until it just starts to brown.

Whisk in stock, wine and cream.

Add leftover turkey.

Poultry seasoning.

Handful of spinach.

Some frozen peas.

A little pimento.

Add salt and pepper to taste and that's it!

Serve over puff pastry.

You don't need to wait for the holidays to make this. It's also another fast easy meal you can make with a rotisserie chicken!

This comes together wicked fast and it's so easy and tasty!

It's perfect for a satisfying dinner on a busy week night.

Hmmm... typing this up made me want to make it again!


Bob said...

I've never had any a la king thing, I think mostly because of the mushrooms. I'll have to make it and leave them out, because it looks awesome!

Patti T. said...

I have never eaten this. It really looks and sounds good. Another wonderful thing to do with a rotisserie chicken mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Kim said...

It looks so creamy and delicious. I'll take a plate right now!

Donna-FFW said...

Fantastic use for leftovers. It looks so inviting and so comforting.

Lionmb said...

Try this using puff pastry shells as a way of making it pretty enough to serve at a ladies lunch or special dinner...that's the way my mom always did it!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks so creamy and easy and delicious! Great way to use up the turkey.

Danielle said...

I don't think i've ever made my "chicken a la nala" with turkey before...but I should. Its just that I never really have that much leftover turkey. I bet it adds a richer flavor that turkey has. btw...I love your addition of spinach.

Culinary Alchemist said...

Oh that looks so good!! Awesome use of leftovers. Beats a turkey sandwich that's for sure. Ya know, I could really use a plate of that right now... Hint hint... ;)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

OH what a sweet blog u have here-i simply love spinach though am a total non veggie and this is suc a fun fun way to get spinach-actually perfect way dear....really good...
Ur step by step pics are so so good.

Courtney said...

That looks so comforting. Perfect for cold winter days! :)