Day 31: Ground Turkey à la asparagoose

I think it’s time we discuss ground turkey. When I met Aaron, it was all he lived on; however, I had never even heard of such a thing. 

Over time, he managed to convince me that it was, in fact, a substitute for any of the major meat groups. 

In case you aren’t aware that there are things called “meat groups”, I can assure you, there are. Here are some examples: 

  • Pork chops
  • Steak
  • Shrimp, prawns, or any other seafood
  • Turkey breast 

Now, I trust you won’t delve too deep into my logic, as I lost my train of thought in the second paragraph and have just been making stuff up ever since. 

Also, I am aware that the title is most likely abhorrent to the cooking world, but I think we’re safe if no one rats me out. 

Ground freaking turkey

Yes, so as I was saying, Aaron convinced me that ground turkey could be eaten on its own with, let’s say, quinoa and vegetables. How did he manage this? He showed me how easy is is to prepare and how dang tasty it can be (and inexpensive!).

Nope, it doesn’t look appetizing. But add some of your favourite meat seasoning in there and you’ve got yourself a nice little dinner. Once defrosted, the turkey can be cooked in approx. 20 minutes, which is just the right amount of time to pop some asparagus on a baking sheet in the oven. I recommend olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and a dash of lemon juice on asparagus. But, hey, that’s just my opinion. It didn’t come out of a cook book, so I wouldn’t trust it. However, if you do decide to trust it, cook your asparagus at 375 degrees. 

For a little extra flavour, dip your turkey in mustard, balsamic reduction, ketchup, BBQ sauce…the list is infinite. 

Just don’t look at the turkey too long, and maybe don’t serve it to house guests.