Turkey Albondigas Recipe

"Leftover turkey can be transmogrified into dumplings swimming in thickened and reduced turkey stock. Make the stock from what is left of the turkey after you have picked off the meat. You may substitute chicken stock and/or leftover chicken for the turkey."

Step 1

Place the turkey meat in a bowl. Squeeze the excess moisture from the bread and crumble it into the turkey meat.

Step 2

Put the turkey and bread mixture through a meat grinder or a food processor.

Step 3

Add the eggs, garlic, salt, coriander, cumin and black pepper. Mix well. Shape the mixture into walnut-size balls/

Step 4

Bring the turkey stock to a boil. Drop the albondigas into the boiling stock. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the cooked albondigas with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 6

Boil the stock for another 30 minutes to reduce and thicken it. Add the corn and the ground almonds. Return the albondigas to the stOck. Heat through and serve in bowls garnished with chopped chili peppers, if you wish.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

NOTE: To make the stock, pick the meat off the bird. Place the carcass in a large pot and cover with water. Add an onion, a carrot, a rib of celery, some parsely and thyme, and a bay leaf. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Cool, strain, and season.

[THE DUMPLING COOKBOOK; Maria Polushkin; 1977; ISBN 0-911104-81-X]

Posted by Fred Peters.

Things You'll Need

  • 3c Cooked turkey, chopped
  • 3sl Bread, sprinkled with 6 or 7
  • -tablespoons of hot
  • Turkey stock
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Or 2 cloves garlic, finely
  • -chopped (or put through a
  • -garlic
  • Press)
  • 2ts Salt
  • 1ts Ground coriander
  • 1ts Ground cumin
  • Several grindings of black
  • -pepper
  • 2qt Turkey stock or chicken
  • -stock
  • 10oz Frozen kernel corn (1
  • -package)
  • 3/4c Blanched almonds, finely
  • -ground
  • Chopped green chili peppers for garnish

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