This week I embarked on a journey to see what myself and a few other intrepid grill masters could create using the same ingredients… And a grill. As I’m a bit late with this, I’ll be brief.
It’s a Chopped kind of arrangement. We get a list of ingredients and our task is to incorporate all of them in a dish. This month’s ingredients were:
- Turkey (either whole or part)
- Soba Noodles
- A vegetable that isn’t green
For me this is a comfortable list, as I cook with soba noodles all the time, and Turkey and almonds pair well with Asian flavors. I’ll also admit to playing pretty safe by simply smoking the turkey while I was smoking a picnic ham, but I was rushed.
The end result was a very good dish that I will make again, though this time I’ll smoke a breast instead of cutlets.
In all, this was a fun challenge, but next month’s has more of that “chopped” feel, and includes some things that are going to challenge the heck out of me. Stay tuned!
Recipe: : Curried Smoked Turkey and Pumpkin Soba
- 1 pound smoked turkey breast, sliced in thin strips
- 2 packages (4 servings) soba noodles
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, diced finely
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp Chinese Five-Spice powder
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Cook soba noodled according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions, stirring often, until translucent (about 2 minutes.)
- Add pumpkin puree, curry powder honey, lemon juice, brown sugar and five-spice powder. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant.
- Stir in chicken stock until the pumpkin has the consistency of a good tomato sauce. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper as desired.
- Toss noodles in sauce until well coated. Place in bowls, top with turkey and almonds. Serve immediately.
Share and Enjoy!
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Something green for color would have been nice.
About this month’s “On Our Grills” 4 Ingredient Challenge Bloggers
The BBQ Grail website was created in 2007, initially to document the author’s quest to find the perfect backyard BBQ experience. Since that time The BBQ Grail has become one of the more popular BBQ blogs on the internet and is listed on Alltop.com as one of the top BBQ blogs.
Bob started Bob’s Brew and ‘Que in August of 2009 with the intent of sharing his views on food and drink. Originally focused on BBQ and Homebrew, it was inevitable that the influences of his upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area and it’s wealth of ingredients as well as his heritage as an American of Japanese ancestry would help focus his blog, as it has his approach to food and drink.
Jason is the latest victim, er… blogger to join in on the fun. He’s been food-blogging for awhile, but no one thought to ask him for his biography in time for publication. But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out his offerings…
The No Excuses BBQ website was started in January of 2009 as a way to record the author’s goal of cooking outdoors at least once a week throughout the year and showing the results to the world. Somewhere along the way things got out of control…