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West Indies Minced Turkey

Serves15
IngredientsPoultry, Vegetables, Beans
Day PartDinner
Cuisine TypeAmerican

Blazing with the bold flavors of the West Indies, this turkey dish will delight the tastebuds. It is presented in a crisp tortilla shell and topped with fried plaintains.

Ingredients

3 onions, diced, divided
2 1⁄4 cups soy sauce
3⁄4 cups olive oil
1 1⁄2 cups scallions, chopped
6 tbsp. allspice
6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves pulled
1 Scotch bonnet chile pepper, seeded, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
6 lb. turkey breast
2 tbsp. olive oil
12 cups turkey stock
3⁄4 lb. dried red kidney beans, cooked
3⁄4 cups tomato paste
1⁄2 cup corn starch
1⁄2 cup water
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
15 fried tortilla shells
1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
1⁄2 cup tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
1⁄2 cup scallions, chopped
30 fried plantain strips
 

Steps

  1. In a food processor, puree half the onions, soy sauce, olive oil, scallions, 3 tbsp. allspice, thyme, chile pepper and garlic. In a hotel pan, cover turkey with marinade and refrigerate at least 8 hr.
  2. Remove turkey from marinade; reserve 3 tbsp. of marinade. In a pan, roast turkey at 350° F for 20 min., or until done. Cool and cut into 1⁄2-in. cubes. Reserve.
  3. In a stockpot over high heat, sauté remaining onion in olive oil until translucent. Add tomato paste and cook 5 min. Add stock, beans, turkey, reserved marinade and remaining allspice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30-40 min., stirring frequently.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together corn starch and water; add to stockpot, stirring well. Add tomatoes and cook another 5 min. Season to taste.
  5. Fill tortilla shells with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with chopped onion, tomato and scallions. Garnish with fried plaintain strips.
     

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