Mr. Williamson and I did a podcast episode on my favorite herb: Tarragon. Then we shared a recipe for Tarragon Turkey with Leeks – a super-simple, super-fast plate of tarragon-y yum. We highly recommend that you:
a) Listen to the podcast to learn about tarragon
b) Check out the short story on how this Tarragon Turkey with Leeks came to be
c) Make this for dinner
*NOTE: If you are super insulin-resistant or have a lot of weight to lose, replace one of the leeks with shredded cabbage to reduce the carb-load. Then it will be Tarragon Turkey with Leeks AND Cabbage, but you won’t taste the cabbage, it will just be a little less leeky-flavored.
Tarragon Turkey with Leeks
Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Total time: 15 mins | Serves: 2
What You Need
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 large leeks, thinly sliced
- 7 oz / 200g roast smoked turkey slices, cut into thin strips
- 4 oz / 110g crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup / 4 fl oz. full-fat Greek Yogurt (DO NOT USE fat-free!)
- 1 TBSP fresh tarragon, chopped
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 oz / 28g pine nuts
What You Do
- Heat the coconut oil in, add the sliced leeks and saute, stirring frequently, over medium heat for 5 minutes until leeks are softened.
- Stir in the thin strips of turkey and the sliced mushrooms and continue to saute until the mushrooms and turkey are warmed through – about 3 minutes.
- Gently stir in the chopped tarragon and yogurt.
- Turn the turkey mixture into a casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and pine nuts evenly over the top of the turkey.
- Place under a hot broiler (grill) until the pine nuts turn golden brown. Don’t walk away – you’ll end up with burnt nuts! And no one – anywhere – likes burnt nuts.
Top Recipe Tips
- If you try and cook with non-fat or low-fat Greek Yogurt you will find that it curdles when heated. There’s s very sciency explanation, but all you really need to know is to always use full-fat yogurt when the recipe requires heating.
- You can use any mushrooms you like or have on hand.
- You can also use chicken slices, the tarragon tastes great with chicken too.
- Check out the Ingredients Guide for information on ingredients.
- Where Are The Macros and Nutritional Info?
Helpful Cooking and Recipe Links
- More leek recipes
- More chicken / turkey recipes
- Come laugh and learn with us over at The Ketovangelist Kitchen Podcast
- Come hang out in The Ketovangelist Kitchen Facebook Group
- For lots more great recipes check out our scrumptious cookbooks!