Sunday, November 23, 2014

Moroccan Turkey Stew - Thanksgiving #SundaySupper leftovers

My favourite part of the holidays was always the leftovers. After the dishes are done and put away, stuffing, potatoes, veggies and turkey tucked away into containers for weeks of minute-ready dinners, I relished the late night, taboo ventures into the fridge for a scoop of my Gramma's potatoes, the next-day open-faced turkey and gravy sandwiches on thick slabs of French bread (or Challah at Christmas), and of course the stews, pastas and soup that filled the rest of the year with comfort food on a dime. 

While our Thanksgiving is long past, the rest of the holiday season is only ramping up! Looking in the freezer, I discovered that we still had frozen turkey meat to use before cooking up another bird in a month or so! Needing to clear freezer (and fridge) space, I turned to my love of all things Moroccan to cobble together a hearty, healthy and exotic pot of warming stew. Tons of veggies bulked up the turkey meat and made a rich, savoury dish over yellow rice - the traditional serving style would be over couscous, but we had none and I didn't fancy running out mid-cook! I gave some of the batch to a coworker of mine, who enjoyed it with her husband and kids (granted, it's a harder sell to the young ones, but adventurous eaters will love it), and the rest we were more than willing to "gobble" up!

Moroccan Turkey Stew
This week, our #SundaySupper group is re-inventing holiday (specifically Thanksgiving) leftovers. We have the whole gamut of goodies on tap - check out our selection below!

Cranberry Sauce Muffins by The Foodie Army Wife
Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata by Ruffles & Truffles
Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins by Magnolia Days
Turkey & Chorizo Breakfast Hash by Brunch with Joy
Cranberry Sauce’d Corn Bread Muffins by Rhubarb and Honey

Main Dish:
Leftover Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
Stuffing Hash by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Turkey Pizza by Meal Diva
Turkey & Caramelized Onion Risotto by kimchi MOM
Turkey with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce by Casa de Crews
Moroccan Turkey Stew by What Smells So Good?
Peruvian Cilantro & Turkey Soup by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Turkey & Butternut Squash Stew by Cooking Chat
Turkey Kreplach Soup by Panning the Globe
Turkey & Stuffing Crepes by Peaceful Cooking
Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad by NeighborFood
Herbed Turkey over Cornbread Waffles with Cranberry Sauce by girlichef
Creamy Peanut Gochujang Pasta by Wallflour Girl
Cranberry Sweet Potato Soup by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Turkey Enchilada Pasta Bake by Curious Cuisiniere
Turkey Orzo Risotto by Family Foodie
Turkey Croquettes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Side Dishes:
Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquettes by Noshing with the Nolands
Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter by Healthy Delicious
Cranberry-Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes by Momma’s Meals
Cheesy JalapeƱo Potato Cakes by Bobbi’s Cozy Kitchen
Italian Mashed Potato Pancakes by The Weekend Gourmet

Cranberry & Turkey Sandwich by The Redhead Baker
Monte Cristo Sandwich by Nik Snacks
Hot Brown Turkey Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Sprouted Grain Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini by Amee’s Savory Dish
Turkey Cranberry Flatbread by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Condiments & Sauces:
Cranberry Vinaigrette by Nosh My Way
Leftover White Wine Syrup by Food Lust People Love
DIY Yellow Mustard by The Texan New Yorker

Banana Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust by Desserts Required
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Spiced Cranberry Sauce Buckle by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Cocktails & Drinks:
Cranberry Orange Crush by The Messy Baker
Cranberry Bellini by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

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Moroccan Turkey Stew
Serves 6 with rice or couscous
Grossly adapted from BBC
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, halved and sliced thinly
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 Hungarian wax pepper, halved, seeded and diced
1 ½ cups shredded carrots
½ medium zucchini, shredded or diced
10 oz cooked, chopped turkey (or chicken) meat
½ tbsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1 (29 oz) can diced tomatoes
½ cup turkey or chicken stock
1 tbsp honey
7 oz chopped green beans
  1. Heat oil in a deep pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, peppers, carrots and zucchini. Cook 5 minutes, until softened.
  4. Stir in chicken, spices, tomatoes, stock and honey. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Add beans, re-cover and cook 5 minutes.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 168.6
Total Fat: 5.3 g
Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
Sodium: 640.2 mg
Total Carbs: 16.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 12.7 g