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Turkey Tetrazzini

We took classic tetrazzini--a dish invented in San Francisco in the early 1900s to honor soprano Luisa Tetrazzini, who lived there for a time--and punched it up with fresh leeks, portabella mushrooms, and radicchio. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour.

Sunset NOVEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Total:1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 leeks, trimmed, sliced lengthwise, rinsed under cold running water and sliced crosswise into thin half-moons
  • 2 portabella mushroom caps, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups (4 oz.) sliced button mushrooms
  • 5 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pound medium egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked turkey, in 1/2-in. pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish
  • 3/4 cup chopped radicchio leaves

Preparation

1. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a 14-in. frying pan or 5-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks, mushrooms, 1 tsp. salt, and nutmeg; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft and beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 3 tsp. salt and egg noodles. Cook until barely tender to the bite. Drain noodles and set aside, covered.

3. While noodles are cooking, melt remaining 3 tbsp. butter in the same pan. Sprinkle in flour and stir until mixture looks glossy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and sherry and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in half-and-half, parmesan, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Reduce heat to low, return pan to heat, and stir in vegetable mixture, turkey, and parsley. Just before serving, stir in radicchio. Serve over cooked noodles and garnish with parsley.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 455
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 8.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 1148mg
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
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