Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #Recipe #TurkeyTraditions #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

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Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyTraditions

 

Decking the halls. Trimming the tree. Stringing up the lights. These are just some of the things we do to get ready for the holiday season every year. Another very important preparation people take pride in at this time of the year is food. What we savour at this time of the year helps to create some of our most favourite memories. Some may feel that food is at the heart of this annual celebration. What is the star of your holiday celebrations? Why not make it turkey?! Turkey is a fantastic protein that can be served in so many delicious ways. Take a look here to see how to entertain for the holidays with Canadian Turkey this year!

 

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

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Is this your first year at the helm in the kitchen this holiday season? Canadian Turkey has got your back with so many tips and tricks to make your celebration this year simple to prepare. They have a library of simple year-round Whole Turkey HOW TO and Turkey Basics videos to get you through the whole process, from purchasing your Canadian turkey to preparing and cooking it for your family and friends for the first time.

 

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

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Whether this is your initial run at hosting the holidays or if you are usually the host with the most, the Recipes section at Canadian Turkey is a wealth of knowledge to get your holiday festivities off to a great start! From appetizers to main dishes, Canadian turkey is a power-packed protein that can add a bit of seasonal flair to your entertaining menus. There are tips for preparing an amazing classic roast turkey dinner with all of the trimmings for a large gaggle of people, or cook up an equally impressive spread of a stuffed breast roast or a variety of turkey cuts with festive sides for a smaller, more intimate gathering. No matter how you slice it, turkey makes the perfect choice!

 

Entertain for the Holidays wth Canadian Turkey

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Looking to take your entertaining menu to the next level? Have you thought about customizing your favourite turkey recipe with different flavours and methods to create a new crowd favourite? Since turkey is such a versatile meat, it pairs well with many different flavour profiles, spice blends, seasonings, stuffings, and glazes. Sneak a peek below at the ideas below for some inspiration.

5 Ways to Make Your Next Roast Turkey Your Own:

  1. Experiment with different brining and marinating flavors – get creative with your own family favorites!
  2. Create your own rub of family-favorite spices for a unique signature style.
  3. Use a glaze to baste your bird throughout the roasting process to add a different flavor finish; think maple, cranberry, jalapeno, paprika, provence or bourbon, for example.
  4. Create spiced and flavored butters or oils to rub underneath the skin and add a major flavor boost while cooking.
  5. Stuff the bird with a different selection of aromatics to customize and infuse flavor while cooking – shallots and thyme, apples and sage, onions and rosemary are all a great place to start!

Want a turkey recipe that goes a bit off the beaten path to add to your festivities this year? Take a look at this Turkey Pilaf dish that will wow your guests at your event.

 

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

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One Pan Turkey Pilaf with Olives, Orange and Apricots
Serves 6
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Prep Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. • 4-6 Canadian turkey thighs
  2. • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  3. • 3 shallots
  4. • Salt and pepper to taste
  5. • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  6. • 2 cups turkey broth
  7. • ½ cup white wine
  8. • 2 cups basmati rice
  9. • 2 ½ cups water
  10. • 1 tsp. olive oil
  11. • 3 cloves garlic
  12. • ¼ tsp. cloves
  13. • 2 sticks cinnamon
  14. • 2 pods star anise
  15. • 5 small pods green cardamom
  16. • ¼ tsp. saffron
  17. • ½ cup golden raisins
  18. • ½ cup chopped apricots
  19. • ½ cup sliced green olives
  20. • 1 can chickpeas
  21. • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  22. • ½ cup sliced almonds
  23. • 1 tbsps. chopped mint
  24. • 1 tbsps. chopped parsley
  25. • 1 tbsps. chopped cilantro
  26. • 1 ½ tbsps. sesame seeds
  27. • 1 tbsps. slivered orange rind
Instructions
  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan or Dutch oven.
  2. Thinly slice shallots and fry until golden, 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Season turkey thighs with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Brown both sides over medium heat.
  5. Deglaze with white wine.
  6. Add turkey broth. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 40 – 50 minutes until turkey is cooked through and almost falling off the bone.
  7. Remove turkey thighs from the pan to cool. Once cooled, discard the skin, remove the meat from the bones and break up into chunks. Set aside.
  8. Pour out the sauce from the pan into a heatproof container. Add water until you have 4 cups liquid in total. Set liquid mixture aside.
  9. Add 1 tsp. of olive oil to the pan over medium heat. Add rice, cloves, cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. Stir to toast rice and spices, 2 – 3 minutes.
  10. Add liquid mixture, saffron, raisins and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover until rice is cooked through, 10 – 12 minutes. Turn off heat. Uncover, fluff with a fork and cover again for 10 minutes.
  11. Add chickpeas, apricots, olives and turkey to the rice and combine.
  12. To serve, top with shallots, green onions, almonds, mint, parsley, cilantro, sesame seeds and orange rind.
  13. Serve!
Notes
  1. Make this dish even lighter by using turkey breast instead of turkey thighs. If you have leftover turkey on hand, feel free to use a combination of both.
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Are you excited about entertaining with Canadian turkey this year? From your guests’ first bite to tried and true show-stopper, there are so many ways turkey can make the season bright and delicious. Whether you want to keep things tasting traditional to trying something new, Canadian Turkey has so many tips to help you entertain this holiday season with your #TurkeyTraditions. We hope that, no matter how big or small your gathering is this year, that you have a holly, jolly one with those you love!

 

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

 

Want to see how else Canadian Turkey can help you entertain this holiday season? You can visit them on their website or connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube pages!

 

Disclaimer: This post was generously sponsored by Canadian Turkey.

 

A Canadian Turkey Giveaway!

 

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey

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Are you ready to entertain this holiday season with turkey?  Canadian Turkey would like to give one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower a $100 Amazon e-gift card to help you entertain this holiday season!

The ARV of this prize package is $100!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 31st, 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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  1. loriag says:

    I would love to try the APPLE, SAGE AND SHALLOT STUFFED HOLIDAY TURKEY
    to help you entertain this holiday season.

  2. I would love to try the Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    My husband wants to make the Homestyle Turkey Tourtière . This weekend will be when.

  4. Debbie P says:

    Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere is the recipe I’ll make!

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE is a recipe that I would like to use this holiday season.

  6. Florence Cochrane says:

    I am going to try the Homestyle Turkey Tourtière. Looks delicious.

  7. Elaine G says:

    I’d like to try the gluten free stuffing Red Quinoa Stuffing with Apples and Walnuts

  8. Carole Dube says:

    I would like to try the HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE

  9. lori b says:

    turkey tortiere

  10. Anne Taylor says:

    The HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE would be a great addition to our holiday table!

  11. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to serve the Turkey Falafel bites with our dinner.

  12. Jenness M says:

    I want to make the mushroom, leek and turkey sausage stuffing this year for xmas dinner!

  13. Erin N says:

    I would like to try the Turkey Tourtiere! Yummy

  14. Jennifer P. says:

    The Homestyle Turkey Tourtière recipe would be great to use when I’m entertaining the French Canadian family members we have over this holiday season – it’s a favourite dish of theirs, with a twist!

  15. jan says:

    I would love to try the turkey tourtiere recipe

  16. Nicole B says:

    I would love to try the HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE!

  17. kristen visser says:

    I would love to make the Mushroom, Leek and Turkey Sausage Stuffing ! looks delicious

  18. DebP says:

    I think I’d like to try the Homestyle Turkey Toutiere.

  19. Travelbuds says:

    I would love the ALL-IN-ONE THANKSGIVING DINNER BOWL

  20. Cheryl H says:

    I would make the piri piri turkey, sounds delicious and different

  21. Tara Betterley says:

    I really like the idea of the All in One Turkey Bowl. I think I am going to try this the day after Xmas!

  22. Kaitlyn Stokes says:

    Turkey Falafel Bites look great!

  23. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to add MUSHROOM, LEEK AND TURKEY SAUSAGE STUFFING to our meal.

  24. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to try the HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE

  25. Cathy Brown says:

    Canadian turkey, pineapple and bacon skewers

  26. Joanne C says:

    Turkey Falafel Bites!

  27. Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to try the Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Frittata .

  28. Sarah alexis says:

    The Turkey Snack Jars look like a lot of fun for kids!

  29. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast of if feeling adventurous then the Turkey Breast Stuffed with Brie & Cranberry

  30. l p says:

    Homestyle Turkey Tourtière. thanks

  31. Jonnie says:

    The All In One Turkey Doner Bowl would be a perfect way to use up leftovers over the holidays

  32. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d like to try the Thanksgiving Turkey with Fig & Walnut Dressing.

  33. sarah says:

    The home style turkey tourtiere sounds awesome. Thanks!

  34. Darren Scrubb says:

    I want to try the ALL-IN-ONE THANKSGIVING DINNER BOWL

  35. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would make ONE PAN TURKEY PILAF WITH OLIVES, ORANGE AND APRICOTS.

  36. Rebecca M-Y says:

    I think the asparagus and Swiss stuffed turkey cutlets would go over well.

  37. Jana Liu says:

    I would try the HONEY MUSTARD AND SRIRACHA TURKEY THIGHS

  38. Tara says:

    I would try the mushroom, leek and turkey sausage stuffing.

  39. HEIDI C. says:

    I would love to make the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere.

  40. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:

    HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE would be a awesome

  41. 409cope says:

    I would like to try the SUNDRIED TOMATO & GREENS STUFFED TURKEY BREAST ROAST.

  42. tanyab79 says:

    This would be a great appetizer for the holidays. GRILLED TURKEY AND PINEAPPLE STUFFED MUSHROOMS and it is gluten free for those in my family with celiac.

  43. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would make the HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE

  44. Dana Miller says:

    I will use the recipe for SMOKEY TURKEY & LENTIL CHILI to entertain with delicious comfort food.

  45. Athena says:

    The Apple, Sage and Shallot Stuffed Holiday Turkey

  46. Sarah alexis says:

    I think I would love to try the Turkey Falafel Bites

  47. Belinda McNabb says:

    the Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets would be perect

  48. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I can’t wait for the 25th to enjoy another fabulous turkey dinner – with all the trimmings, yummy. 🙂

  49. LisaM says:

    I’d use these for the leftovers! TURKEY SNACK JARS 3 WAYS

  50. Deena Resnickoff says:

    I definitely want to try Mushroom, Leek & Turkey Sausage Stuffing. I think this is a healthier version of a holiday favourite. Merry Christmas.

  51. Sab Edwards says:

    TURKEY FALAFEL BITES IS THE RECipe I would try out

  52. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would use the turkey falafel bites,,would be great for holiday get togethers.

  53. Krista M says:

    I would introduce the Homestyle Turkey Tourtière to my family for our holiday dinner!

  54. Harvinderks says:

    I would like to make the Mushroom, Leek and Turkey Sausage Stuffing.

  55. Heather Swanson says:

    Turkey with fig & walnut dressing

  56. DebH says:

    We love turkey anytime of year!

  57. Sunshine G says:

    The Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets sound delicious!

  58. Lisa R says:

    I would like to make the Turkey Falafel Bites.

  59. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    The Turkey Falafel Bites looks really good

  60. Leah says:

    The Turkey Falafel Bites sound amazing!

  61. Marlene V says:

    I would love to try the THANKSGIVING TURKEY WITH FIG & WALNUT DRESSING recipe

  62. Kristi says:

    I would love to try the Pomegranate Glazed Turkey Thigh Roast, yum.

  63. Lorna Webster says:

    Turkey falafel bites!!!

  64. Mike Flaman says:

    Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets

  65. Tony T says:

    Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere is my pick.

  66. Calvin F. says:

    Turkey Biryani is the best, I’d eat so much

  67. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like to make the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere

  68. Tainan Lu says:

    I would love to try the Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets

  69. Sarah Ferguson says:

    I think my husband would like to try the Turkey Falafel Bites.

  70. Londia says:

    I would like to try the Turkey Biryani as it sounds delicious.

  71. Rosa Cross says:

    One Pan Turkey Pilaf with Olives, Orange and Apricots is the recipe I would try.

  72. tanya c says:

    Turkey Falafel Bites

  73. Ron says:

    I’d like to try the Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing for our Christmas turkey.

  74. pat says:

    I’d like to try the Mushroom, Leek & Turkey Sausage Stuffing

  75. KellyPC says:

    I’d love to try the Turkey Falafel Bites & the turkey with Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing!

  76. Elizabeth R says:

    I’d like to try the homestyle turkey tortiere.

  77. Vanessa L. says:

    I would love to try the Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast.

  78. Michelle says:

    I want to make the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere

  79. Chantelle Daigle says:

    The turkey quesadillas look good and probably a great use of leftovers 🙂

  80. Linda says:

    I would like to make HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE this holiday season.

  81. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I think that the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere would be a great treat for the holidays It looks delicious and Canadian.

  82. Irene W says:

    Love to try the Peached Glazed Roasted turkey breast.

  83. Rebecca G says:

    Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast.

  84. KD says:

    The turkey snack jars look like something my active brother would love!

  85. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I really like Tourtiere and I like Turkey so I would try it for Christmas.

  86. Darwin Chau says:

    I would try the Homestyle Turkey Tourtière recipe.

  87. nicky says:

    I’ll make the Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing!

  88. Marlene P says:

    Tasty Turkey Dinner Bites.

  89. melia whyte says:

    i would try the all i one dinner bowl

  90. Delaney Closs says:

    Turkey Pilaf

  91. Piroska says:

    I’d love to try the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere.

  92. Tasha F. says:

    I’m gonna have to try the MAPLE-THYME BASTED ROAST TURKEY it sounds delicious.

  93. Silvia D says:

    with the leftovers would serve the All in One Bowl.

  94. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I can’t wait to make the Party Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas. Sounds yummy!

  95. nicoleroannef says:

    Homestyle Turkey Tourtière looks particularly good.

  96. Heather N says:

    I’d like to adapt the turkey tourtiere 🙂

  97. AD says:

    I would love to add the Turkey Falafel Bites to my repertoire of Appetizers this Holiday Season; it would be perfect for the parties I host or help host.

  98. Janet P. says:

    I would love to try the Homestyle Turkey Tourtiere-something different!

  99. Caroline says:

    Turkey falafel bites sound great!

  100. Kim G. says:

    I would use all in one thanksgiving dinner bowl.

  101. wobbles13 says:

    i will try the turkey tourtiere

  102. Jennifer L. says:

    I would like to try the FLAVOUR-PACKED TURKEY & LENTIL RAGU.

  103. Wanda B says:

    I would love to serve the Apple, Sage and Shallot Stuffed Holiday Turkey to my Christmas guests.

  104. Marlene P says:

    Colombian Turkey Soup

  105. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I think my family would love to try the falafal bites made with turkey.

  106. Wendy Jensen says:

    The recipe I would like to use to help me entertain for the holidays is the ROASTING A WHOLE TURKEY recipe.

  107. Carol Mccreery says:

    HOMESTYLE TURKEY TOURTIÈRE Looks yummy.. wil serve it for Xmas eve

  108. Tammy Harrison says:

    The falafel bites sound great

  109. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    Turkey Tourtiere sounds delightful and my family will enjoy this.

  110. SweetPanda says:

    I would like to use the MAPLE-THYME BASTED ROAST TURKEY for this holiday

  111. JL says:

    A recipe that’s easy to make and enjoy would be the perfect thing to help during the holiday season. I would pick the recipe for Tasty Turkey Dinner Bites for the job.

  112. Amie Gaudet says:

    I would like to try the SMOKEY TURKEY LENTIL CHILI to help ME entertain this holiday season

  113. crystal porter says:

    I have been wanting to try the MUSHROOM, LEEK AND TURKEY SAUSAGE STUFFING

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