Thursday, October 28, 2010

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie plus KitchenAid Give-away

The French know what to do with leftovers--add cream sauce and wrap in puff pastry.
Me, I've been known to leave side dishes in the fridge until they resemble Chia pets. It's the truth. I have the best of intentions but then I get busy writing and before I can say Jack Frost, my ice box has become a bio-hazard.
But this Thanksgiving, I plan to transform leftover turkey into a savory pie.

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie
chopped turkey
green peas
glazed carrots
sauteed mushrooms
finely chopped onions & celery
flour, butter, chicken stock
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package puff pastry, thawed
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, gray French sea salt
Saute onions and celery; add mushrooms. Set aside. In a separate saute pan, melt butter (I used 1/2 stick) and a glob of all purpose flour.
[Bandwidth said, "Wait! No! Why don't you measure anything?"
If only I had. The flour looked brassy, so I immediately jerked the pan off the burner. It took a lot of whisking to undo the damage. Bandy informed me that flour has to cook a bit, rather like a roux, but you don't want it to darken. So I put the pan back on the burner. He was right.
Dude needs a food blog.]
Slowly add chicken stock and bouillon. Whisk. Get someone to relieve you for a minute or two.
Sprinkle flour over puff pastry sheets and roll. Place 1 sheet into a baking dish. Trim edges of puff pastry and set aside.
Add turkey/leftover mixture. Pour cream sauce over leftovers and stir. Add a bit more sauce (depending on the consistency you want). Stir.
Top with puff pastry sheet. Trim edges, crimp (or fold), and score with a knife.
Garnish with leftover pastry.
Preheat oven, 400 degrees.
Beat one egg and brush it over the crust.
Place pie in oven and bake 25 minutes or until puffy and brown.
Top with gray French sea salt (we found it at Publix in the spice aisle).
It sounds complicated (and it was for me), but the preparations are so soothing, you will find yourself in a relaxed, Zen-like state.
I thought the cream sauce was the most challenging part; Bandwidth said the pastry was by far the hardest.
The taste is down-home and heart warming; it's true comfort food, the perfect one-pot meal on a cold winter night--and, it's a form of house cleaning.
Don't forget to enter the KitchenAid give-away, which ends at midnight Nov 1st. The winner will be announced next Foodie Friday.


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71 comments:

  1. Oh my, you've outdone yourself...that looks delicious!

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  2. Isn't it amazing what deliciousness can be created with a can cream of chicken soup! Great recipe-thank you so much for posting it today for Foodie Friday!

    Thanks also for having me today.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  3. That looks awesome!! I am going to have to make that. The family would love it! Thanks for posting.
    Sherry

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  4. This is beautiful...I wouldn't want to cut into it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. I also did pot pie -- yours is much prettier than mine, however!

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  6. Oh my! That looks delicious! La

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  7. Great recipe for our upcoming "Turkey Days". I think you need my Butternut Custard for dessert. Thank you for posting a beautiful Turkey Pot Pie and thank you for hosting our lovely party this week.
    Miz Helen

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  8. What an awesome pie. Looks so delicious.

    So sorry entered my first link for `City Eggs' incorrectly. Have entered it correctly a second time. Do hope you can erase the incorrect entry.

    Again apologies.

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  9. Oh my goodness, that looks so good! And so pretty!

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  10. He does need a food blog - again! Anyway, thank goodness he was there to save the roux - or day. This sounds delicious and looks beautiful!

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  11. Your Turkey Pot Pie looks heavenly. Have made a copy and plan to prepare it soon. Thank you for sharing.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  12. Great use of leftovers... and company worthy! Beautiful pan, too!
    I'm keeping this for future use.
    xo Yvonne

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  13. It looks amazing! Especially the puff pastry crust!
    I was going to enter the Kitchenaide giveaway but I can't seem to find where to do that?

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  14. Looks delicious, ML! I know what you mean with the good intentions with the food. I have started freezing it, as so many times I just don't get to it and it ends up in the trash. Easy enough to pull the bits of this and that out of the freezer, if I can find them! :)
    Come over if you can, you are in the poem this week!

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  15. Tantalizing! I'm a Bisquick girl when it comes to pot pies :) Didn't Bandwith start a blog at one time?

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  16. wow, looks so yummy, thanks for sharing but can i try some!? winks! i love how the crust was don, and oh, the pan looks pretty! oh, new here and i like it! happy foodie friday! :)

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  17. I'm feeling warm and fuzzy just thinking about a nice pot pie... and what a beautiful crust!

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  18. we must be thinking a like I made chicken pot pie tonight, yum! Your photos are beautiful as always!

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  19. That turkey pot pie looks SO good!

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  20. Oh the crust looks absolutely wonderful! My favorite part about Thanksgiving turkey is Pot pie and Turkey and dumplings after wards!

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  21. My hubby was just asking for a pot pie last night, will have to try this!

    I'm a new follower.

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  22. Has to be the prettiest turkey pot pie I've ever seen. Looks delicious.

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  23. This will be perfect for the weekend! or even after Thanksgivings! Thanks for hosting and for sharing.

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  24. Thanks for hosting my favourite recipe link up. I love all the seasonal treats happening right now.

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  25. Oh my! I can smell this. It looks really, really good! Saving it for Thanksgiving leftovers...

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

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  26. What a delightful way to use up leftovers! Filing this away.

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  27. What a beautiful looking pie! And I know what you mean, I never measure when I make a cream sauce either - I just use a blob of this and a dollop of that!

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  28. Love pot pie! This looks great Michael, thanks for hosting-Happy Halloween Weekend:@)

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  29. What a spectacular pot pie! Love that crust with the dotting of special sea salt ... wow! I'd love to eat that for breakfast. Seriously.

    I've been running a pumpkin series all week (LOVE pumpkin! or my favorite substitute of cushaw squash), so it was hard to decide what to share. But, I finally settled on luscious pumpkin pie smoothies with the optional topping of honey cinnamon whipped cream. :-)

    Enjoy and happy Friday! Thanks for hosting such an amazing roundup each week, Michael. :-)

    Shirley

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  30. Sounds incredibly delicious and absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
    <>< Concetta

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  31. Oh that flaky top is calling me. I love pot pie anyway, but this is over the top...literally! Thanks as always Michael and have a wonderful weekend.

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  32. Looks gorgeous; I do this with rotisserie chicken from the market sometimes. Of course anything with calorie laden puff pastry is wonderful! Sign me up for the kitchenaid please, my 37 y.o. one is starting to sound a bit funky!

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  33. This looks delicious! I'm keeping this recipe to try after Thanksgiving.

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  34. It looks wow!! I will definitely try this recipe
    Great blog i find it from
    5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com I became a new follower.

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  35. Boy, does THIS look & sound delish, Michael! I have a very similar casserole with the fluted edge...I think I'll try to duplicate this entire recipe from beginning to end.

    Thanks for sharing it & Bandwith's advice, too.

    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. I goofed up a wee bit when entering...after putting in my blog's name, I hit "tab" to drop down to the next open space for the URL. I didn't realize it took me to LAST week's FF. So, I have the same page entered twice. Feel free to remove last weeks if you need to. Sorry about that! I shouldn't do this stuff BEFORE I've had my first cuppa tea in the morning.

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  36. Delicious looking pie.. how did you keep your family away from it long enough to take the picture!

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  37. Your puff pastry crust is STUNNING! I will def make this one... Love it!

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  38. I linked to Foodie Friday :) I am not sure if I entered to win the kitchen aid already, but if not then please enter me!

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  39. Your Turkey Pot Pie is beautiful! Love to make dishes like that. Yours is picture perfect! Please include me in your Kitchen Aid drawing. I would love to win!

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  40. This looks sooo delicious and is making me hungry!

    Thanks for hosting today.

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  41. Seriously? This looks outrageously delicious! What time's dinner!

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  42. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful sounding recipe! I always look for a new to me, yet tried and true recipe for turkey leftovers and this one is going to be a huge hit, I just know it! thanks for sharing it with us.
    Susan

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  43. That is the perfect dish for this time of year. It looks absolutely scrumptious!

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  44. Pot Pie has never looked so pretty!

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  45. I made a pot pie recently with leftover roasted chicken. Totally forgot to add in the mushrooms until the whole thing was in the oven!

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  46. This looks so good...never made it with puff pastry. Boy does that sound good.....perfect comfort food. :)

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  47. That has to be the best looking pot pie that I've ever seen!

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  48. This is art! I'm sure it tastes wonderful, but it is almost too pretty to eat!

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  49. This looks so good and I make pot pies this time of year as well. It's one of my boys favorite things about Thanksgiving and Christmas...yum! But I'm not as adventurous as you...I buy the refrigerator crusts cause they work well every time. No time to cook anything new this week...we've been on the road three weeks in a row this month...my word...I miss my Love Shack! Have a great weekend Michael Lee, fondly, Roberta

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  50. Looks great! I love pot pies, I remember eating them all the time when I was pregnant. And homemade tastes much better than the frozen ones.

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  51. Love me some pot pie. Thanks for the giveaway as well!


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  52. Oh, that looks comforting and delicious. I have that very dish, I enjoy it so much.

    Happy Friday! :)

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  53. Total comfort food! Annnd now I'M HUNGRY.

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  54. I love turkey pot pie - it's one of the best reasons to make a turkey to begin with. I love your casserole dish.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  55. Oh, my Dear Drumsticks!!

    Just the crust would be reason to sit down and dine---that's just gorgeous.

    And for some weird reason, I just HAPPEN to have a little round container of that grey salt, and since we're having just-off-the-grill turkey for warm croissant sandwiches after all the Trick or Treats tomorrow night . . .

    M-M-M-Monday!

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  56. Puff Pastry is magic! This is a great idea for leftover turkey. I think I'll steal it! Blessings, Shay

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  57. This gives new meaning to leftovers! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. What a beautiful pot pie! I know what's for dinner tomorrow ....

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  59. HAPPY HALLOWEEN Michael!

    OMGosh this sounds so delicious. (Much better than my HM Chicken Pies.) Definitely going to try it especially now that temperatures are beginning to dip. (34 Degrees F here today, and had a skiff of snow last night.) BBQ Season I guess is over. :(

    Have a SPOOK-tacular day. -Brenda-

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  60. OMGoodness, this is by far the best recipe I have seen for turkey. I can't wait to try it.

    Kimby Kreations

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  61. This looks scrumpdillicious!
    I'll have to try it!
    :o)

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  62. That looks amazing. I love pot pie, but very rarely make it thanks to my fear of pastry :) This recipe makes me want to give it another go.

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  63. YUMMM i am always looking for recipes for after Thanksgiving turkey!!

    Thanks for sharing !!

    Melissa from Naches, WA

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  64. love potpies............


    love kitchenaid's more
    wink wink

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  65. This looks delicious! I hope we have plenty of turkey left over so my hubby and I can make this dish.
    Looks so warm and to eat on this sitting by the fireplace; so winter like!

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  66. Looks wonderful but how much chicken stock did you add?

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  67. Your turkey pie creation looks fabulous.
    I linked up with a chocolate chip pumpkin tart

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