Turkey a la King

Turkey a la King
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John “Blue” Avila was born into the barbecue business, as the first grandson of Texas food legends A.C. & Mary Saenz of A.C. Saenz Tamales & BBQ est. 1968. Avila was previously the pitmaster at the world-famous Franklin's Barbecue in Austin (widely-considered to be the best in the country) and is now working as Executive Chef at Morgan’s in New York

He handles a number of turkey items on their grill including Turkey Tails and slow-oak-smoked turkey. This is what he had to say:
"Now, a lot of old timers would muster up all of the leftover meat from the turkey and make Turkey A la King which is a true Southern dish, said Chef Avila. “One of the components is Pimento as well which is very popular right now on the scene."
"My grandpa loved Thanksgiving Day with the family but I always saw a sparkle in his eye knowing he was just a day away from making his family famous Turkey a la King. This is a simple comfort food recipe that is easy to make."

2
Servings
435
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Ounces chopped carrots
  • 2 Ounces chopped mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon diced onions
  • 1/2 Cup bell pepper
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 Ounces pimento to taste

Directions

Sauté onion, bell peppers and carrots in the butter 3-5 minutes. Add garlic in last 30 seconds of sauté. Remove veggies while leaving butter in the pan. Slowly add flour into butter and stir until smooth.

Stir in mushroom soup and milk until smooth. Add turkey, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic and pimento. Continue stirring until thickened and smooth. Add Salt and pepper to taste and serve smothered over your favorite biscuits or rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
280mg
28%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
73µg
18%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
426mg
61%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1525mg
100%
Water
77g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.