I often include turkey in my menu as a welcome change from chicken or meat. It’s high in protein and lean in fat. Smothering it in spices and letting it sit for a few hours seasons it to perfection. This also ensures a moist and flavorful dish that everyone will enjoy. Serve with two sauces for a real treat. This dish can be used as an appetizer or a second/third choice main dish for a festive meal.
Turkey Strips with Double Dipping Sauce
- Cooking and Prep: 3 h
- Serves: 8
Prepare the Turkey
Mix together all the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into a large ziplock bag.
Cut turkey into strips approximately three inches (seven and a half centimeters) long and add to the bag, making sure to cover all the pieces with spice rub. Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours, or up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
Dip the turkey strips into bread crumbs, if desired, then lay them on the prepared baking sheet. Spray them generously with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes, flipping once midway through the baking. Cover with parchment paper and bake for five more minutes. Set aside.
Prepare the Dipping Sauces
Place all dipping sauce ingredients, aside from the mayo, into a small pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes. Taste and adjust flavor if necessary.
Divide the dipping sauce in half. Add two tablespoons mayonnaise to one half and mix well. Serve the strips with both sauces. Here, two are better than one!
Photography: Moishe Wulliger
Styling: Renee Muller