Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jen's Spicey Turkey

Friday, August 22, 2008
Work 6p-8a

I was thinking about what to blog today as I was eating one of my meals, and it occurred to me that I should post the recipe for spicey ground turkey that I referenced yesterday. It was suggested to me a while back that ground turkey should become a staple in my diet, so I tried some for the first time. Initially, I was not at all fond of it, so I started playing with spices and the like. The recipe on which I have settled follows.

Jen's Spicey Turkey
2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup (yep, that's a cup) chile powder
1 large red onion sliced vertically into 1/2" strips
1tbsp cumin
1 tbsp onion powder
2tsp red pepper flakes
1 fresh jalapeno or 3 canned jalapeno slices with 1 tbsp of the juice
Fill a large pan with about 1-1.5" of water and place the remaining ingredients in pan, cooking until meat is cooked through. I then let the meat sit in the water for an hour or so (or overnight) to let it absorb some of the water and prevent it from being too dry. Eventually, I drain the water and weigh out my portions into individual, premeasured bowls.
***If you live near a PF Changs, they have a special sauce you can ask the server for called, appropriately enough, "Chef's Special Sauce." I have no idea what's in it, but if I add a 1/2 tbsp to each serving, it's fantabulous. I figure a 1/2 tbsp of something that's not obviously sugar or oil can't be horrific. I always get a bowl of it to take home with me when I get to eat at Chang's***
5 rounds of 30 sec of each of the following...
20kg row R ( I decided that if I want to make the 20 a more regular part of my routine, I, well, needed to make it a more regular part of my routine.)
20kg row L
pushup (done with strict military style. I have a horrific tendency to flare my arms out.)
8kg split squat R
8kg split squat L
Then 6 sets of 25 20kg swings. David didn't prescribe a rest time for these, so I rested 20 sec b/w sets.
This all took me about 31 minutes. I'm really enjoying the shorter routines as a change of pace.
The weather today was really nice, humid, but nice. I noticed the sky today was much more like an autumn sky than a summer sky. I think it's going to turn cool early this year. That's the farm girl in me coming out. :)

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