Rummaging through old magazines, mom and dad have both been finding plenty of recipes to inspire them. Personally, I would never have picked this one out of the bunch, but something in it caught my dad's eye. Perhaps that it is made from turkey drumsticks (his favorite)? Or perhaps because it jells in its own marrow (a pretty cool feat)? Or perhaps it's just a midwestern thing (my father is from Minnesota). Anyway, if you like dark meat turkey, you'll probably love this turkey loaf. Use the slices for sandwiches or eat plain.
Ground turkey has to be one of my favorite meats to work with. It's lean, takes to spices well, and is relatively inexpensive. We were brainstorming ideas for something that would use ground turkey, potatoes, and onions the other day and were inspired by a classical Indian dish called "Aloo Keema", made with minced meat (most often chicken, beef, or lamb), potatoes, and Indian spices like garam masala and turmeric. Our ground turkey version was delightful, warmly spicy and satisfying. Made for great leftovers too. Feel free to play around with the spices. If I didn't have garam masala in my pantry I would have used some curry powder and maybe a little cardamom. Not that that's a substitution, it's just that the idea is not to complicate things too much, but to work with what you have, and note that "curry" is broadly defined.
Labels: Turkey with Potatoes