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Monday, 05 May 2014 20:55

Wild Turkey Recipes and Health Benefits

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We at Shotem and Caughtem are right in the middle of Spring turkey hunting season.  We already have some birds in the freezer and have been hunting for new ways to cook our rewards from the field.  There are also some huge benefits to wild turkey which we have also listed below to help give you more reasons to fill your tags.  Let us know your favorite ways to cook wild turkey in the comment section below.

 

 

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup mushrooms, sautéed and chopped

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 cup artichoke hearts

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, more if you like

1 1-pound turkey breast

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place mushrooms, cheese, artichokes, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until blended.
  3. Butterfly turkey breast using a sharp knife. Pound turkey breast to ¼ inch thick with a meat mallet. You should end up with about a 10×6 rectangle.
  4. Place artichoke mixture on center of pounded turkey leaving an inch border around the edges. With long side facing you, roll away from you into medium tight cylinder and truss turkey breast using kitchen twine.
  5. Coat turkey in olive oil. Generously salt and pepper turkey. Place turkey on smoking hot skillet and brown on all sides.  Place turkey in oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until turkey registers 140 degrees.
  6. Transfer turkey to cutting board and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Remove twine and slice with ½ inch slices and serve.






All turkeys contain selenium which is vital to the thyroid and immune system. With so many autoimmune illnesses, including hyper and hypothyroidism, turkey should be on my menu a lot more often than not. Selenium also helps to eliminate free radicals in your body that lead to cancer.

Turkey also contains a ton of vitamin B3 (niacin) and B6. These vitamins are mostly known for their necessity in healthy skin and hair (a lack of B3 can cause gray hair!!), but they go way beyond that. Vitamins B3 and B6 help the nervous system function properly, reduce bad cholesterol, delay Diabetes 1, improve arthritis symptoms, act as an anti-inflammatory, and lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.