Smoking Turkey

This is not a mistake. It’s not smoked turkey; these are turkey cigars. You can’t smoke them, so you’ll have to eat them! They are pictured next to a real cigar, made by my husband’s boutique cigar company Senor Solomon Kosher Cigars. This unique cigar is 12 inches long, 70 gauge, and it’s called The Senor. Some jokers dubbed it Monica Lewinsky cigar, but let’s be family oriented here. I am not plugging my husband’s business; the company is temporarily on hold due to restructuring and expanding.

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I simply had this crazy idea of combining a spring roll, a deli roll, and a Moroccan cigar. Sometimes I follow Morticia Addams’ advice: I play with my food.

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I love these gluten free spring roll wrappers, and I constantly experiment with them. This time, I wrapped them around turkey pastrami. Incidentally, for a vegan version, Tofurky turkey deli can be used.

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For the veggie filling, I used my standard spring roll combination: shredded cabbage, grated carrots, scallions, ginger, and yellow turmeric. All this is marinated in olive oil and soy sauce, with some cinnamon and coriander.

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First you have to wet the edges of the spring roll sheet. Put a couple of slices of turkey on it, and don’t forget the secret ingredient – Wasabi sauce. Then plop a heaping tablespoon of your marinated veggies on top of the turkey and roll a cigar.

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You might want to wet the top edge again, to seal your cigar better. Put it aside sealed side down and keep rolling. Meanwhile, get your frying pan ready and spray it with oil. It takes only a few minutes to brown them nicely, but make sure you turn them to get that golden glow all around.

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Crispy smoking turkey for your Thanksgiving table – fast and easy to make, and totally delicious!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package of spring roll wrappers (16 sheets)
  • 32 turkey deli slices (alternatively, Tofurky deli)
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (1/2 head)
  • 1 large grated carrot
  • 8 scallions, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces and then lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 inch grated ginger
  • 1 inch grated yellow turmeric
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of coriander
  • Wasabi sauce or any sharp mustard

PROCEDURE

  • Combine vegetables, add olive oil and say sauce, add seasoning, mix well, marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Spread spring roll sheet, wet edges. Place two turkey slices on top, thinly spread Wasabi sauce on turkey. Place heaping  tablespoon of vegetable mix on top of turkey. Roll into a tight tube. Wet the top edge again, to seal. Put aside sealed side down. Continue.
  • Preheat frying pan, lightly mist with oil. Fry for a few minutes until golden brown. Turn to brown evenly. Serve hot.
  • *Note: may be reheated in oven, but not microwaved.

Happy Thanksgiving – enjoy!

 

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52 Comments Add yours

  1. Yummm I’ll eat pretty much anything deep fried in a spring roll wrapper :))

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    1. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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      1. Happy thanksgiving :)))

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    2. lilyandardbeg says:

      so do I…

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      1. Listen guys, in Memphis, TN, I was offered deep fried pickled okra. In “deep South” they deep fry everything!

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      2. lilyandardbeg says:

        I’m moving there…

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      3. lilyandardbeg says:

        well, actually, they do it in Scotland, too (Glasgow, to be more precise) 🙂 yum

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      4. But it’s too cold there… And no palm trees… Oh well, going to work, will be back later!

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      5. lilyandardbeg says:

        I love Scotland 🙂

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      6. You are a northerner – it’s in your blood. I can’t stand cold weather.

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      7. lilyandardbeg says:

        Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær 🙂 or: no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes 🙂 I like proper snow, we don’t get it here, though (in West Midlands, UK)…

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      8. Oy, proper snow! I also like proper snow, in pictures!

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  2. lilyandardbeg says:

    Looks delicious (spring roll wrappers are brilliant-I often use the rice paper ones, too) x

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    1. I love rice paper ones but can’t always get them (the kosher variety, that is).

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      1. lilyandardbeg says:

        Because of you (!) I’ve found some shops in London selling kosher food (well, I think it was when I was checking kosher marmite) and they have so many wonderful things (marmite too)!

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      2. That’s good to hear! I knew there were quite a few kosher shops in London, but I am glad you found things to your liking, including marmite.

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  3. Oh my, sounds delicious. I’m really in the mood for spring rolls now.

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    1. Thank you, Myra! My husband concurs!

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  4. This is a very creative fusion of different cuisines! I love the filling. Happy thanksgiving 🦃.

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy belated Thanksgiving, and good Shabbos!

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    1. Thank you! Shabbat Shalom!

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  5. All I can say is WOW! and haha. I do imagine it tastes good!

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    1. It DID – got inhaled in no time!

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  6. Its so sad we don’t have Thanksgiving in our country! I love this dish!☺
    Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving☺

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    1. I am sure you have other wonderful holidays to celebrate with family and friends! I am glad you like the recipe – thank you!

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      1. Yeah we have lots of Holidays, every month its some kind of celebration and most of them food centric!!😊 Even though I would love to taste Turkey some day☺

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      2. Are you saying you don’t have turkey?

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      3. No we don’t have Turkey in India. Few people might but its not widely eaten here☺

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      4. I didn’t know that – I am sorry! Do you have any kinds of deli cold cuts?

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      5. Most Indians only eat chicken and mutton. We have salami, sausage and nuggets made of those…..or kebabs and other forms of cooked meat. I haven’t heard of deli cold cuts, is it freezed meat?

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      6. Salami is one of the deli cold cuts, but there are so many other varieties. What about pastrami, bologna, mortadella? Do you have any of those?

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      7. We have chicken made of various cuts that’s available in the super market. All these made of pork is also available. But most people don’t eat pork or beef.
        Hindus don’t eat beef and Muslims don’t eat Pork.

        But being a Hindu myself, I still don’t eat pork.
        And lot of Muslims don’t eat beef.
        I guess more than religious reasons its more like habit of living in a particular country and its ways☺

        Even though there are people who eat every meat…… there’s no strict rule like that……its more about being comfortable in something which has been followed through generations…..

        A lot of people are vegetarians.
        Since India is s tropical country, the agricultural products grow well and that has actually influenced the food habit of people through many many years☺
        I myself have only chicken and very rarely mutton.☺

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      8. Yes, I am aware of Hindu restrictions on beef and Muslim restrictions on pork. We also don’t eat pork. But you can make the same cigars with chicken; it’s the way you spice them that makes a difference.

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      9. Yess thank you!! I’ll try it out, these days I’m trying to master the art of cooking, something which I failed to do in all these years of school, college and exams!!😰😘❤❤

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      10. I know how it feels, dear! I was lucky – I learned to cook from my grandmother when I was a child, before college and family responsibilities.

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      11. That’s so nice!!😊 Grandmother’s recipes are always special☺❤❤

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      12. Yes, but even more than recipes, it’s the love for cooking!

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      13. True! The love dust in grandmother’s hands😊

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      14. Thank you😊💗💗

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      15. Yess I’ll surely try that out☺ These days I’m trying to master the art of cooking which I failed to do during all these days of school, college and exams!😰😊❤❤

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    A cigar! Brilliant way to instruct those of us who have never dared a spring roll! I’ll definitely try this since you made it look easy! Thank you!

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