Fire Up the Grill this Summer with Canadian Turkey! #BBQWithTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/28

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Fire Up the Grill this Summer with Canadian Turkey! #BBQWithTurkey

 

It’s summertime, Canada! After slugging through a harsh winter, and experiencing a wet and wild spring, it is great knowing that there is nothing but blue skies and good times ahead for the next few months. How do a lot of Canadians celebrate the coming of the summer season? By uncovering the grill and barbecuing some amazing meals! Canadian Turkey wants you to have a fabulous summer by trying to make a bit of a change to the meat you fire up on the grill by eating turkey this year!

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Turkey; Canadian Turkey bilingual logo.

 

Whoa! Wait a minute! Turkey on the grill?! YES! It is possible, and it can be done in so many delicious ways. Did you also know that turkey is a versatile protein? There are a variety of dishes you can create with the different cuts of turkey. Some of these cuts include:

  • Ground meat
  • Legs, drumsticks
  • Thighs
  • Breast steaks
  • Breast rolls
  • Breast roasts
  • Drummettes
  • Wings
  • Sausages
  • Burgers

With all of these cuts to choose from you could have a different dish any weeknight, and have tasty turkey leftovers the next day. Another great reason to use turkey is that Canadian turkey is a low-fat, high-protein bird. Turkey can easily replace other meats in grilling recipes, so it is like making a new dish with this meat.

The leanest of Canadian turkey also makes it a great protein to put on the barbecue. Since both the dark and white meat are lean, you can give your family a choice as to which cut they would like without having to worry about health or nutrition. The lean content of turkey gets another check mark for meals on the grill because the lack of fat on this protein reduces flare-ups while cooking.

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Turkey; Barbecued Turkey in a table with side dishes.

 

What kinds of dishes can be made from Canadian turkey on the grill?

With all of the cuts available to you from Canadian turkey, there are numerous possibilities at your disposal! Some of the more popular summer choices are meals are burgers, kabobs, as well as turkey dishes topped with yummy sauces, rubs and marinades. You could also try experimenting with new spice blends since turkey pairs well with any flavour profile.

If you are entertaining or want to have a lot of leftovers for a few days, why not barbecue a whole bird? Yes, The. Whole. Bird! It is really easy to do on the grill and it helps you save a bit of green in your wallet. Having family and friends over for Canada’s big day? Why not wow guests with a fabulous Canadian turkey meal!

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Turkey; Barbecued Turkey on a set table.

 

Isn’t Canadian turkey considered comfort food? Summer should be all about cooling down and taking easy, right?

Canadian turkey is a great idea, whether it is for a small group or for a large crowd any time this summer. It can make any comforting while you take it easy this season.  Turkey can be used in snacks to take with you on those memorable trips you take when you hit the road this summer. This protein can also be used in sandwiches and other dishes you can pack for a sunny day picnic or family gathering. Turkey also tastes delicious, prepared for hot or cold dishes, so enjoying it is never a problem.

Not a barbecue master?

That is not a problem! Below are a few tips and tricks you can do to make this summer to enjoy at the grill:

  1. Grill lean and trim the fat – using lean cuts of meat with less fat means less flames and smoke on the grill.
  2. Infuse flavour into your meats by marinating with healthy fats like olive oil, adding citrus, beer, wine or vinegar and fresh herbs, spices and rubs.
  3. When grilling, go low and slow by grilling over low and medium heat. Cook until a meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the meat.
  4. Practice food safe habits and refrigerate any foods that are marinating longer than 1/2 hour.
  5. Cooking entire meals on the grill will give you juicy meat and tasty vegetables. Grilling locks in moisture and adds natural smoky flavour, cutting down on the need for extra fats, salt and sugary sauces.
  6. Grilling your food gets you outside where you can hang out with the family while you cook. While barbecuing, why not throw the ball or the Frisbee around? It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun together.

Excited about fun times this summer barbecuing with Canadian turkey? Here is a Grilled Turkey Sausage and Summer Greens Pizza you can prepare and serve!

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Turkey; Grilled Sausages and Summer Greens Pizza on a table.

 

Grilled Turkey Sausage and Summer Greens Pizza
Serves 2
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cups cooked Swiss chard and rapini
  2. 1 medium zucchini, sliced into ribbons
  3. ½ cup mozzarella, thinly sliced or shredded
  4. 2 Canadian turkey sausages, grilled and sliced
  5. 1 package pre-made pizza dough
  6. 2 tbsp store bought pesto
  7. 5 leaves fresh basil
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  10. 1 tbsp olive oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring your pizza dough to room temperature to make it easier to stretch out.
  2. While your dough is acclimating, prepare all your ingredients so they are on hand.
  3. Pre-heat your grill to high.
  4. Generously flour your work surface.
  5. Stretch your dough out to your desired thickness. Make sure your pizza bottom
  6. does not stick to your work surface and can be easily moved.
  7. Have a pizza stone or griddle on hand. Generously flour.
  8. Transfer pizza dough to stone or griddle.
  9. Build your pizza: spread the pesto over the dough, top with greens, zucchini and sausage.
  10. Top with mozzarella and salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Cook for 10 – 20 minutes, until pizza crust is browned, toppings are browned and cheese is melted and bubbly. Note that cooking times will vary depending on the strength of your BBQ and the thickness of the dough.
  12. Remove the pizza from the BBQ and let rest for 5 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves.
  14. Top with red pepper flakes and olive oil (optional).
  15. Slice and serve.
Notes
  1. You can also make this pizza with leftover turkey breast or turkey thigh meat. Just substitute for the turkey sausage and follow the directions as listed.
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Canadian Turkey makes it easy for Canadians to want to fire up the grill this summer. They have so many different recipes and HOW TOs guides to help make the most of the summer. Take a look at their Summer Grilling Guide to #BBQWithTurkey!

Are you curious about other turkey dishes you can prepare with the perfect wing man, Canadian Turkey? Take a look the Canadian Turkey website, or connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest pages!

 

Disclosure: I was generously compensated to share these fabulous ideas in this post by Canadian Turkey.

 

A Canadian Turkey Summer Giveaway!

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Turkey; Barbecued Turkey on a set table.

 

Canadian Turkey would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to have fun in the summer sun this year by giving away a Prepaid $75 VISA Gift Card!

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on July 28, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. I’d love to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS recipe

  2. Lucy says:

    I want to try the SHAKE N’ BAKE PLANK-GRILLED TURKEY THIGHS!

  3. SweetPanda says:

    I would love to try the GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    I will have to try the KOREAN BBQ TURKEY WINGS, omg they are making me drool just thinking about them..lol

  5. Jonnie says:

    I will be trying the Grilled Turkey Tacos recipe.

  6. Judy Cowan says:

    Would love to try doing the BBQ Beer Can Turkey this summer.

  7. Dana Miller says:

    This summer I’ll be trying the recipe for MAPLE MUSTARD TURKEY KEBABS & FENNEL ARUGULA SALAD. It will be a tasty and light meal for those hot evenings.

  8. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love to give the CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL a try.

  9. Elaine G says:

    I’ll try the HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS recipe

  10. Shirleyp says:

    Alberta Turkey Burger

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    Grilled sausage

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL would be in my flavour range I’d say and it certainly looks good.

  13. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to make shredded turkey tacos for our Tuesday Taco nights.

  14. Juliee Fitze says:

    Would like to try the Beer Can BBQ TURKEY.

  15. Julia H says:

    I’ll be trying the Alberta Turkey Burgers! Thanks for the chance!

  16. LDC says:

    GRILLED TURKEY BREAST WITH MUSHROOM AND WILD RICE STUFFING

  17. Rebecca M-Y says:

    I’m intrigued by the Peruvian Grilled Turkey, though I might have to go easy on the hot peppers. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice.

  18. Sab Edwards says:

    https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/teriyaki-turkey-kabobs/ we like shishkabobs a lot. So simple and easy, meat and veggies all in one

  19. Sandra McG says:

    I will be trying the Italian turkey burgers for sure!!

  20. Darren Scrubb says:

    I will try the GRILLED TURKEY SCALLOPINI WITH KALE WALNUT PESTO this Summer.

  21. DebP says:

    I like piri piri, so my choice would be PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES

  22. Elaine R says:

    The Korean Barbecued Turkey Wings would be great for a family pinic.

  23. Carole D. says:

    I’d love to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS recipe

  24. Travelbuds says:

    I would love to try the GRILLED HERB-INFUSED TURKEY PIECES

  25. wobbles13 says:

    turkey taco sounds delish!

  26. Matt H says:

    Oh man, that GRILLED TURKEY BREAST WITH MUSHROOM AND WILD RICE STUFFING looks so good!

  27. Leah says:

    I’ll be trying the Teriyaki Turkey Kebobs

  28. Theresa A. says:

    Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes

  29. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh the Jerk BBQ Turkey Kebobs with Mango Salsa looks delish! would love to give that a try

  30. Francine says:

    I’d love to try the SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD!

  31. I like the BBQ turkey legs, will definitely try this.

  32. Andrea Williams says:

    I like the Chimichurri Turkey Breast on the Grill.

  33. heidi c. says:

    The Grilled Turkey Tacos sound so good!

  34. Darwin says:

    I will be trying the GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS recipe this summer.

  35. Andrea Amy says:

    I’ll be trying the SUMMER BBQ TURKEY DINNER PACKETS

  36. Daniela says:

    Definitely the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS

  37. Kim K says:

    I like to try the HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS recipe

  38. Cheryl Z says:

    Id love to try the Spring Veggie, Herb Pesto and Turkey Pasta Recipe. Looks delish!

  39. Pam says:

    I am eager to try the chimichurri grilled chicken recicpe.

  40. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’ll definitely be trying this HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS recipe because it sounds delicious

  41. Jolie says:

    I think my kids will go crazy if I make the GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS.

  42. Shelley N says:

    I would try the Jerk BBQ turkey kebobs with mango salsa

  43. janine a says:

    the beer can bbq chicken looks interesting

  44. Alina R. says:

    Definitely the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes!

  45. Kim says:

    I’d like to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS.

  46. Carole B says:

    GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS without the turkey.

  47. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love to try the Alberta turkey burger.

  48. Sarahjferg says:

    The grilled turkey tacos sound like they would be so good.

  49. Tainan Lu says:

    I’d love to try MAPLE MUSTARD TURKEY KEBABS & FENNEL ARUGULA SALAD.

  50. Julie Bolduc says:

    The Grilled Turkey Tacos sound yummy

  51. Calvin F. says:

    Grilled Turkey Thigh Taco Bowls Would be nice to make and eat 😀

  52. Stephanie says:

    I would like to try the Teriyaki Turkey kabobs!

  53. 409cope says:

    I would like to try the SHEET PAN TURKEY DINNER WITH SPRING VEGGIES AND HERBS.

  54. Alison Braidwood says:

    I think I’ll try the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs. They look delicious.

  55. Mike Flaman says:

    I’d like to try the Grilled Turkey Tacos recipe.

  56. Tania B says:

    I would like to try the Turkey Souvlaki.

  57. I would like to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS This would be awesome at the trailer

  58. Donnas says:

    The Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes look delicious.

  59. Stephanie R says:

    I will be trying the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA! Yum! Looks delicious. 🙂

  60. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I’d love the Alberta Turkey burgers!

  61. AD says:

    I love my food robust, flavourful and spicy, so the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes look awesome and would be perfect for grilling this summer!

  62. Mandy says:

    I’ll try the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs this summer.

  63. Grace S. says:

    Like to try the chimichuri turkey breast

  64. Kim Swan says:

    I will be trying the turkey sausage and summer greens pizza!

  65. nicolthepickle says:

    I’d love to try the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA.

  66. Julie F says:

    I will try the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes

  67. brenda smith says:

    I think I will start off easy and go with the Beercan BBQ turkey.

  68. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love to make grilled turkey tacos

  69. Krista M says:

    I am so eager to try the exciting, bold, spicy flavors of the Blackened Turkey Scallopine Sandwiches this summer!

  70. Dianne G. says:

    I will be making the Turkey and Mushroom Satays on the BBQ. It sounds like a recipe we would enjoy.

  71. Rebecca g says:

    I would love to try the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes!

  72. Athena says:

    The Alberta turkey burger

  73. Rosa Cross says:

    I would like to try the Sweet and Spicy BBQ’d 1/2 Turkey on the Grill

  74. LisaM says:

    I want to try the SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD

  75. Glogirl says:

    I would like to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS.

  76. Rebecca says:

    Grilled Turkey Tacos

  77. Wanda B says:

    I would love to try the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes.

  78. Karry Knisley says:

    I will be trying the Alberta Turkey Burger

  79. Tina L. says:

    I would like to try the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA

  80. Elizabeth R says:

    I’d like to try the Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs.

  81. Chantelle says:

    The Turkey Souvlaki sounds good!

  82. Clare O'Brien says:

    I’m vegan, but this recipe looks good without the meat: https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/warm-grilled-turkey-tomato-pasta-salad/

  83. KD says:

    My husband would enjoy the coconut lime turkey kabobs!

  84. Jennifer P. says:

    So many great recipes to try, starting with the Smoky Citrus Turkey Taco Salad for me!

  85. CL Chin says:

    teriyaki turkey kabobs sound good!

  86. Lisa Halladay says:

    I want to try the chimichurri turkey breast on the grill. Looks delicious!

  87. Jessica W says:

    I plan to try the BBQ turkey legs. They sound delicious!

  88. Lee-Ann S says:

    I’d love to try the Summer BBQ Turkey Dinner Packets.

  89. Cheryl h says:

    I like the sound of piri piri chicken drumettes

  90. Cheryl h says:

    I like the sound of piri piri turkey drumettes

  91. Caryn Coates says:

    I would try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS recipe

  92. Carol M says:

    I’d love to try out the CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL.

  93. jan says:

    Big fans of mango so the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA sound amazing.

  94. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I sure like the sound of the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS and would love to try them

  95. l p says:

    Alberta Turkey Burger

  96. KellyPC says:

    I’d love to try the Grilled Turkey Tacos!

  97. lori butler says:

    i want to try the piri piri grilled drumettes

  98. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’m planning to try out the Jerk BBQ Turkey Kebobs with Mango Salsa.

  99. I would like to try the Turkey Souvlaki

  100. jan says:

    I want some JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA …. now!

  101. Erica Seaman says:

    The SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD looks like something my family would love.

  102. Karla Sceviour says:

    I am going to try the PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES!

  103. Marlene V. says:

    I would love to try the GRILLED TURKEY SCALOPPINI WITH DIJON SAUCE recipe

  104. Linda says:

    I would like to first make the HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS.

  105. Amy C says:

    I would like to try the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs recipe.

  106. crystal porter says:

    I would like to try the SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD

  107. Sherry K says:

    The Tandoori Chicken Thighs are something I would like to try.

  108. Sherry K says:

    Rrecipes for Beginner Cooks Sherry K

  109. Viv Sluys says:

    The KOREAN BBQ TURKEY WINGS look amazing! I’m learning to cook Korean this summer so it’s a perfect recipe to add to my list!

  110. Theresa C. says:

    Like to try the Canadian Turkey, Bacon and Pineapple Skewers!

  111. Joyce S says:

    I would love to try the HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS! MMM garlic!

  112. Tammy Dalley says:

    The JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA sounds delicious!

  113. Krista M says:

    Entered wrong link for Pinterest share July 24. Should read https://www.pinterest.com/pin/486388828497096148/

  114. Karine says:

    I’d like to make the Grilled Turkey Tacos recipe.

  115. Tava says:

    SMOKED TURKEY DRUMSTICKS & CHOCOLATE CHILI BBQ SAUCE looks incredibly easy for how complex I imagine it would taste – definitely gonna try this recipe soon (gotta get a few missing ingredients first)

  116. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I think the PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES would be delicious

  117. Lynne says:

    That BBQ Beer Can Turkey recipe is a must for this summer. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Suzie B says:

    I would love to try the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS on the BBQ!

  119. Marcie says:

    The SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD sounds good!

  120. Wendy Jensen says:

    The turkey grilling recipe that I will be trying this summer is the SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD.

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