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 sesame 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.

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!

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! There are really Turkish cigars? Never thought on them.Lets look, but honestly i am more in the smaller version, or cigarettes. Since some years my famous Gitanes no longer available here.
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    Smoked turkey sounds wonderful for a Thanksgiving dish. I am a little bit griefing. Here we are only waiting on the Saint Nikolaus celebreations, with nuts and apples in a sack.;-)
    Other coutries, other behaviours. Think we need some more influence from the USA. 😉 Happy Thanksgiving, Dolly! Enjoy celebrating, and have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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    1. Oh MIchael, there are no Turkish cigars! I made sping rolls with smoked turkey deli slices.
      My husband’s cigars are also not Turkish; they are Cuban style, made in Dominican republic.
      Why are Gitanes no longer available? I used to like them, too.
      Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

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      1. Thank you for the explaination, Dolly! Sorry. But the Cubans are also great. Here in Germany since five years i never found Gitanes again. But if you tell me in the USA – much more health oriented i think – they are available, maybe i can get them in the Czech Republic. Here in the border region, for us CZ is something like Cuba. Lol Enjoy your weekend too. Michael

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      2. I have not seen Gitanes here, even in the boutique stores. I will start enjoying the weekend as soon as the rain stops!
        Have a great weekend,
        Michael.

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      3. Will look for them in our border shop. Rain? OK, the song lyrics are “It never rains in Southern California”. 😉 You have to change the lyrics. 😉 Have a great weekend too, Dolly!

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      4. We are in South Florida, not in California, Michael, and we are in the middle of hurricane season, It rains every day.

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      5. Sorry, Dolly! I know, but i wanted to make a little joke. Hurricans are horrible. Please take care!

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      6. It’s fine, dear Michael, and we are fine. We are used to it. Have a wondrful weekend!

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  2. Marion Couvillion says:

    70 gauge Turkey Cigar~? No !, no !, tell Senor Solomon that he caused you to “bat out” on that one; after all of your great recipes in the past~! I have trouble getting past a turkey leg~! Even Winston Churchill smoked only a 52 gauge with the accent on “smoked💨”, not as in smoked turkey. 😨>>>>>>😝

    On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM koolkosherkitchen wrote:

    > koolkosherkitchen posted: ” 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 i” >

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    1. LOL Thank you for stopping by, dear Marion. I’ll tell him, but his name is not Solomon. Senor Solomon is what they call King Solomon in Spanish, and the logo depicts King Solomon’s Temple, to indicate that these cigars are kosher.
      Those monsters are not smokable, of course; it’a a marketing gimmick, but 60 gauge are quite popular among his customers.

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  3. GP Cox says:

    Whoa! Talk about an original idea!!

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    1. Thank you so much, GP! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  4. 15andmeowing says:

    They look tasty.

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  5. Rohvannyn says:

    Oh those look so incredibly good – and I love “Senor Solomon” as a cigar manufacturer. Pure genius.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! You made my day because I was the one who designed the logo. Do you smoke cigars?

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      1. Rohvannyn says:

        I don’t smoke them – haven’t tried one yet anyway. But I think they are interesting. It’s truly a lovely logo and as always expresses that wonderful, gentle sense of humor that I so love about your blog.

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      2. Thank you so much for your kindness, dear friend!

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  6. This seems to be a much healthier and tastier cigar than most! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ronit!

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  7. What a fun recipe, i cannot wait to try it, the vegan version. Vegan recipes or those that can be made so are always welcomed.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi. I actually did a vegan batch last year because we had a vegan guest. She loved it!

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  8. Garfield Hug says:

    Yummy turkey cigar…in lil red dot we have “popiah” or spring rolls! Yummy too.

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    1. I am sure they are! I make all kinds of spring rolls; we love them. thank you for stopping by, darling.

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  9. Good fun, Dolly. You might like this: https://derrickjknight.com/2013/06/29/the-soho-festival/ I was on the floor 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the link, Derrick; I had a laugh. Were those real Cuban Romeo and Juliets? Did you smoke cigars at the time or did you do it for the sake of competition?

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      1. They were real Cubans. I did smoke cigars at the time but could not afford those. I once worked with the wife of a Jamaican ambassador who gave me some good ones from a big presentation box intended for Khrushchev. The box was damaged in transit and my friend distributed the cigars. Thanks very much, Dolly.

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      2. Khrushchev didn’t know cigars from corn husks!
        Would you like to try my husband’s cigars, if I send you a few?

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      3. I would, indeed, but I must decline since I gave up smoking 5 years ago. Thanks you very much, Dolly.

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      4. Don’t mention it, Derrick. Giving up smoking is a positive step towards many more years of enjoying a healthy life, rather than a few more hours enjoying a cigar. I keep telling my husband that, but to no avail so far.

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    Interesting information about cigars, Dolly, thanks for the crispy smoking turkey recipe. I didn’t know you lived in South Florida. I lived in Dania, Fl for 2 years; Hollywood, Fl for 10 years; Tampa, FL for 2 years and Jacksonville, Fl for 5 years before we moved to Georgia.

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    1. Ah, so you are famiiar with different styles of life in Florida. Do you like Georgia better?
      Thank you for stopping byand commenting, dear Eugenia.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Yes, I was born in Orlando, Dolly. I lived from one end of the state to the other and on both the east and west coasts. I was transferred to Atlanta in 2012 by my employer. We rented out our house in Jacksonville for 4 years and then sold it. When I retired, we moved north of Atlanta. We love Georgia because of the four seasons and the mountains.

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      2. Atlanta is such a lovely ciry. I am glad you are enjoying living a bit north of it.

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  11. lghiggins says:

    I’m not too interested in the cigars, but your recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Linda.

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  12. Lulu: “I’d rather eat a turkey than smoke one any day!”

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    1. Very smart of you, Lulu!
      Meows and Purrs from The Cat Gang.

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  13. lifelessons says:

    Another day, another intriguing recipe and story.

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy.

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  14. I love your sense of humor. Turkey and wasabi piques my interest. Meow. 👀🍃

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail! 😻

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