I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Still stuffed from yesterday? I am, but that won’t stop me from talking about food.
If you have any turkey leftover, this post is for you.
I’ve had a whole turkey chilling in my freezer since receiving it last year from work, and I finally worked up the courage to tackle cooking the extra large bird. I don’t know why I felt so intimidated about roasting a whole turkey, but after doing my research and following this simple guide on how to cook a turkey, it really was quite easy! But I didn’t roast this turkey for Thanksgiving; I just finally decided it was time to make some room in the freezer the week BEFORE Thanksgiving. Maybe I should have thought that through more….
So basically, this is my way of using up turkey in a less than traditional way. I also made a turkey corn chowder, turkey spinach omelettes, and even gave some turkey to friends to help use up the 11 pound bird.
The Asian BBQ sauce takes less than 10 minutes to whip together, then you can add leftover shredded turkey to use any way you’d like. I love fresh, crunchy lettuce wraps, especially with the sweet and spicy turkey.
Note: Lettuce wraps are always messy and the meat is so juicy and tender in this recipe that you DO NOT want to start eating these without a napkin close by.Lots of turkey leftover from #Thanksgiving? Time to make Asian BBQ Turkey! Click To Tweet
Oh, and if you have leftover rolls from Thanksgiving and prefer to turn this into a sandwich, this Asian BBQ Turkey is great as a slider too!