Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here is one for the foodies

We tried one of those Butterball precooked/smoked turkeys the other day. It was pretty good, but a little dry. If we find them on sale again we may just cut it up cold and heat it up that way (it may not come out as dry).

On the plus side, the turkey salad it made was outstanding. I used onion, granny smith apples, sweet relish, yellow mustard, horseradish, mayonnaise, turkey salt and pepper. I diced the apple and soaked it in water with half of a lemon squeezed into it. The contrasting textures and flavors is amazing. I like it as it is, but I toyed with the idea of adding raisins and/or dried cranberries as well.

If you are interested these are the approximate measurements (sorry I eyeballed the whole thing). All I can say is if it doesn't look like enough add more.

1 small onion (diced small)
2 small granny smith apples (diced)
4 to 6 cups of diced turkey
4T yellow mustard
6T mayonnaise (enough to cover everything)
2T horseradish (two big spoonfuls is what I used)
4T sweet relish
salt and pepper(freshly ground if you have it) to taste

Dice the apple first and soak it in lemon water while you get everything ready. I squeeze half of a lemon into a small bowl of water. Add all other ingredients into a bowl. Drain the apples and add those to the rest. Mix well.

Like all salads of this nature it tastes better the next day.

If you can wait.


  1. This sounds really interesting I think I might try it. Thanks for blogging we've been missing you.

    Love ya!!

  2. Yeah. Sorry about that. It has been a combination of a screwy work schedule and writer's block. I'll try to get back on regular updates.

  3. That's an interesting combintation and most often, it's the interesting ones that turn out to be the best. I have to admit I'm somewhat of a chicken "no pun intended", so I may have to work up some nerve to try this one.

    Love ya,