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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Tikka Masala Edition

by Dec 2 via Android

This is by far the best thing I've made with leftover turkey... ever. Since this was so good, I simply can't bear to only eat this once a year when I roast a turkey and I'm definitely going to look for more turkey/chicken roasting opportunities so I can make this!

I marinated the cooked turkey a day before I put together the rest of the recipe. The marinade consists of: -2t garam masala -2t ground coriander -2t ground cumin -1T paprika -4t ground turmeric -1t salt -6 cloves garlic, minced -4t grated fresh ginger -1c greek yogurt -4c ish of cooked, chopped turkey Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and toss in the turkey. If I were to make this with raw turkey or chicken, I'd cook it and cube it before marinating.

Fast forward to the next day when the magic really happened! First things first is to chop my veg: -1 onion -3 serrano peppers, sliced (add more or less depending on your spice preference) -2T grated fresh ginger

In a pot, add oil (3T) and heat until shimmering. Follow that by the chopped onions, 3/4t ground cardamom, 1 bay leaf, 1t paprika, 1/4t red pepper flakes, 1t garam masala, and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until onions are brown and tender.

Plop in the serranos, ginger, and 4t of minced garlic. Stir it all together.

Pop in 2T of tomato paste, stir.

Add in a 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes and their juices, crushing the tomatoes with your hand as they go in. Or in fact, just used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes to avoid the tomato murder scene I created on my wall as the juices went everywhere... you do you. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring often for about 8-10 mins. The liquid should be mostly gone.

Add in 1 pint heavy cream, 3/4c chopped cilantro, and 1 1/2t salt. Simmer over low heat until sauce thickens, about 40 mins.

Boom. Remove that bay leaf. Pour all this goodness into a blender and blend until smooth. You could also do this with an immersion blender if you have one. As I don't, I just love having more dishes to clean.

Here it is! So vibrant and colorful. Keep this warm.

Take the marinated turkey and pop it on a tray. Turn the broiler on and throw this in there for about 6-8 mins, or until browned.

Kinda like this!

Put the turkey into the sauce and combine.

The turkey was so tender and good that it pretty much shredded right into the sauce. Every single bite is delicious!

Served over basmati rice and topped with cilantro. Enjoy!

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