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Wild Game Wednesday: Wild Turkey Stir Fry

Caitlin EthridgeWelcome to the first edition of Wild Game Wednesday!

Since my husband is such an avid hunter & fisherman, we live throughout the year on venison, turkey, dove and fish (and whatever else he drags in). It's so nice to always have meat in the freezer that I know hasn't been processed and pumped full of hormones.

It's also a huge money saver. (Seriously, I've only bought ground beef once in the almost four years that we have been married!)

Tonight I pulled some turkey out of the freezer from back in the spring and grabbed the veggies I had laying around to throw together a quick stir fry.

Wild Turkey Stir Fry
Delicious wild turkey stir fry.

I love a quick and healthy meal so I thought I would share the recipe with you:

Coconut Rice

1 cup Jasmine rice
1 can coconut milk
1 tablespoon butter

Add all ingredients to saucepan bring to boil. Turn down to low and simmer until rice is soft and milk absorbed (about 15 minutes).

Wild Turkey Stir Fry

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 pounds turkey breast (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup sliced or diced carrots
1 cup sliced squash
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup diced onion
(You can use whatever veggies you have on hand)

In a large skillet heat the oil and soy sauce over medium heat. Cook the turkey for 4 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Drain any excess liquid.

Add veggies and cook an additional 5 minutes, until tender. Stir in garlic powder.

Serve over coconut rice and enjoy!

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nebraskadave
1/29/2015 11:37:37 AM

Caitlin, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. It's awesome that you can use all the meat from your husband's hunting to live through out the entire year without store bought meat. I was never a hunter and fishing is so restricted with how many can be in possession. Fishing here in Nebraska has many drawbacks. The biggest is that much of the farmland run off drains into the small water shed lakes and the rivers. Since Nebraska is a major big agriculture state, lots of chemicals are in the run off and end up in the lakes and rivers. The corps of Engineers say that the fish from these waters are perfectly safe to eat but I have my doubts about that so I stay away from eating them. ***** Have great foraging the freezer for wild meat day.