By Josh Boyd
The fall of the year provides ample opportunity for turkey hunters in many states to return to the woods once more. While all who partake in the fall season are ensured to make a wealth of wonderful memories, those that experience success will also reap the season’s finest reward, a fresh bounty of wild turkey breast for the table.
As a result, numerous hunters are left seeking new and unique ways to prepare their freshly harvested turkey for the table. For those currently on the hunt for such a recipe, Turkey Curry in a Hurry is worthy of consideration. As its name would suggest, Turkey Curry in a Hurry can be prepared much quicker than many poultry and rice-based dishes, and provides a wealth of Indian inspired flavor, to add a little diversity to the week’s dinner menu.
Gather Needed Supplies
Prior to beginning, ensure that you have all dishes and utensils at the ready. At a minimum, this recipe requires the use of a 9 x 13 baking dish, saucepan, measuring cups/spoons, and a stirring spoon. By gathering these items in advance, you minimize the time required to prepare this dish and prevent unnecessary hassle.
* 2 -3 pounds wild turkey breast
* 1 cup uncooked rice (not instant)
* 4 tbsp of butter
* 1 tsp paprika
* ¼ tsp curry powder
* 1-13 oz can of chicken broth
* 1 cup water
* 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
* ½ cup milk
* 1 tbsp cornstarch
* ¼ tsp curry powder
* ¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese
Before You Begin
Before you begin to assemble the dish, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. You will also want to grease the bottom of your 9 x 13 baking dish. This can be done with the use of butter or cooking spray.
You will now cut your turkey breasts into individual pieces of the desired size. This dish can be made by using whole turkey breasts, or by cutting each breast into smaller strips.
Assembling the Dish
Sprinkle the uncooked rice over the bottom on your greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Place your pre-cut slices of turkey on top of the rice. Next, cut small slices of butter, and place them on top of the turkey slices.
You will now sprinkle the turkey with paprika and curry powder. If you wish for a stronger curry taste, you may increase the amount of curry powder that is to be used. Now pour your can of chicken broth, and one cup of water, over the rice and turkey. Cover your baking dish with foil and place it in the oven. Next, you will bake your dish for 45 minutes, or until the turkey is tender.
Making the Sauce
While the turkey and rice are baking, place your saucepan on the stove. You will put the cream of chicken soup, milk, corn starch, and curry powder in the pan. Using a medium-high heat, slowly bring the contents of the pan to a boil. Once the sauce is boiling, remove it from the heat, and stir in your cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted, and the sauce is creamy.
Topping It Off
Carefully remove the hot baking dish from the oven, once the turkey is tender. You will now pour your sauce over the turkey and rice. Place the uncovered dish back into the oven to cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Upon removal from the oven, allow this dish to stand for 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
A Little Something Different
While no one can deny the obvious merit of fried turkey, at times, it can be exciting to add some variation to your wild game culinary creations. Turkey Curry provides rich flavor beyond that which many have come to associate with traditional turkey dishes and tends to be an overwhelming favorite of all who give it a try. Next time you are looking for a little something different to cook for dinner, consider giving Wild Turkey Curry a shot.