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. Here is my husband, explaining what makes a cigar kosher:

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!

Click on the link below for ingredients and procedure.

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Fun post. I like spring rolls … and egg rolls … and ‘summer’ rolls too. 🙂

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    1. I am making them again this Thursday. I invented them because the last time I actually stuffed a turkey (actually a turkey breast) was two years ago for my father. That’s when his health started deteriorating, but he still wanted to raise a glass to “G-d bless America!” I don’t feel like stuffing turkey without him.

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  2. spearfruit says:

    Wow. This is way too cool Dolly! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving. I go under the knife on Monday. Luv Gary

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary! May the knife be gentle – I will be praying for you.
      Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. Thank you so much, darling!

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  3. Nice finger foods. Perfect too, for ideas on any upcoming festivities including holidays. I can just taste these. I’m hungry!

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    1. Thank you, darling! It’s a shame I can’t send you some treats by e-mail…


  4. Great idea – for both types of cigars! 🙂

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  5. Oh, but that does look good! And it’s fascinating about the cigars, if my husband and i could still smoke them, i’d love to give them a try.

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    1. What do you mean, if you could? Did you quit?


  6. lifelessons says:

    I’m having a hard time getting a comment on your blog, Dolly. Let’s see if this works. I love the sound of your turkey cigars and I’m going to try them when I get home…Have you seen Marilyn’s warnigng about not using the new editor? She says you can’t switch back afterwards and nothing works!! Careful.

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    1. I am having a hard time replying to some comments, Judy.
      I have not seen the warning, but I am also not about to try the new editor. My policy is not to fix something that ain’t broken. The old system works for me, so why try the new one?

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Amen, sister. I feel the same way.

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  7. purpleslob says:

    Dolly, you are so creative!! What an unique way to have turkey!

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    1. Ah, dear friend, I just cannot bring myself to stuff a turkey without my father at my table. I will stuff a chicken, like I did last year, and make these turkey cigars instead. And I will bake my father’s favorite Russian pumpkin pie. This will be my second Thanksgiving without him.

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      1. purpleslob says:

        😥 Your love for him shines!

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      2. Thank you for understanding, dear purple person! When I was taking care of him, it was much more than a commandment “Respect your father and mother;” It was my privilege to do it, and I would’ve gladly continued doing it for many more years, but The One Above decided it was time.
        Sorry, I don’t mean to cry in a public forum!

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      3. purpleslob says:

        No worries, Dolly. My shoulder is more than wide enough for any amount of years!

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      4. I know and appreciate, dear friend!

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      5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Melinda!

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  8. Charlee: “Our canned food has turkey in it, but it doesn’t look like that!”
    Chaplin: “I’ve heard that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar but I don’t think this is one of those times.”


    1. Sorry guys, Mama doesn’t make kitty cigars, turkey or otherwise.
      Meows and Purrs, and a Squeak from Pyshka


  9. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    Something new for your Thanksgiving table, Beautiful People – enjoy!


  10. What a relief that you can’t inhale them

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    1. LOL Love your sense of humor, Derrick!

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