If You Still Have Some Turkey To Use...

Chances are you've probably used all of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey by now, but just in case you haven't, and you're desperate to come up with an alternative to reheated leftovers and sandwiches, here's my new favorite idea... Inspired by The Minimalist's Turkey Curry, but wanting something lighter than a dish with coconut milk, I decided to experiment with stir frying.

I've a done a few variations over the last few days, and using dark meat is definitely your best bet: it stands up to rich flavors and chili, and is almost duck-like in its gamey, meaty flavor.

Here are the basics: Throw a little oil in a sauté pan with some spices, like Sichuan Pepper Pickle, ginger, garlic, chili garlic, or whatever floats your boat. Add shredded leftover turkey thigh or leg meat, then vegetable of your choice and a little soy sauce. Stir fry until the vegetables are tender, yet still crunchy. Toss with noodles or serve over rice.

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