Turkey Rex

"This dish can be made with fresh turkey (or chicken), and also is a great way to use leftover holiday bird. If you use cooked turkey, then season and add it toward the end of the cooking time, so it doesn't overcook."
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8 cups




  • In a bowl mix the first 8 ingredients.
  • Preheat a heavy 5-quart pot, preferably nonstick, over high heat to 350º, about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle all surfaces of the diced turkey evenly with 2 teaspoons of the mixed seasonings and rub it in well. Spread the seasoned turkey cubes evenly over the bottom of the pot and cook, turning as necessary, until they are browned on all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms, and the remaining Poultry Magic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.
  • While the mixture is cooking, place 1 cup of the stock, the dry milk, and the flour in a blender, and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer this mixture to the pot and add the remaining stock. Cook just until is comes to a gentle boil, about 3 minutes. Lower the heat and simmer 4 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat. Remove 1 cup of the liquid from the pot and place it in the blender, add the cream cheese, and blend. Stir this mixture back into the pot and serve immediately over the rice.

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  1. This is "actually" one of Chef Paul Prudomme's recipes. I first made this in 2001 the day after Thanksgiving. Now every year everyone looks forward to this being served the day after T-Day!!! One big difference in chef Paul's recipe is the use of his "Poultry Majic" spice mix instead of separate spices and I agree with him.....Hee hee It was even better substituting his reg. "Meat Majic!! spice mix. If you havnt tried his spice mixes do so...... We buy them for the restaurants I work at in the 13.5 Oz. tins which makes them allot cheaper than buying the little glass jars. you can find them on-line. I also add more garlic and omit the nutmeg Overall this is an AWESOME recipe. Scott
  2. Tagged for Zaar tag 2007 We enjoyed this very much. I did make some changes, minimal. I did not use the salt, dietary reasons and substituted 10 Tbsp regular milk and subtracted 10 Tbsp from the chicken broth. I did use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, green and red pappers (no yellow available). Except for the salt no real deletions. WE REALLY ENJOYED THIS! I REALLY enjoyed this. SO simple and yet tastey. My DH does not like rice so I made a seperate dish with small pasta and he was a happy camper. This recipe lends to either rice or noodles IMO. I served it with brocolli on the side and can see this added into the recipe. The nutmeg came through but did not overwhelm flavors. I have saved this in my faves and plan to make this again with the remainder of the turkey leftovers. Thank you.


I'm lucky to have had two amazing grandmothers with a passion for cooking.My Nona was from the north of Italy and Lolo was from Spain. Lolo used to make pickle fish. You would think that is a kids worst nightmare, but it was fabulous. I would kill for that recipe.My mother was also a wonderful cook. I grew up eating the most amazing food; her lasagna and Bolognese sauce are out of this world. I am originally from Argentina and living in Colorado for the past 25 years. As you can imagine, I love to cook, eat and entertain. I read cookbooks like novels. There is nothing that I enjoy more than traveling. I love the challenge of a new culture and a foreign language. Of course all my traveling is culinary oriented. Eventually I would love to move to Italy. Italians, in my opinion, have the perfect life style; Hard work in the morning, good food for lunch, nice siesta and out for a "giro" (go for a round) in the afternoons to visit with your friends over a cup of coffee. My daughter is a great baker; she has a natural talent for it. We can make the exact same recipe and hers ALWAYS tastes much better. My favorite products are seasonal, organic and fresh; I stay away from cans and pre-mixed stuff. I'm a proud member of the Slow Food movement. www.slowfood.com
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