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Easy Turkey Necks Recipe – Low Carb Africa

This fork tender turkey neck recipe is rich and bold in flavor and makes for a great Sunday dinner for the whole family! Learn the best ways to make this amazing dish.

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❤️ WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

There are several reasons why you’ll love this delicious comfort food. First, it’s a great way to stretch your turkey budget. A turkey neck is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat, so it’s a great way to save money on Thanksgiving dinner.

Also, the turkey neck is so flavorful! It’s often overlooked compared to other parts of the turkey, but when cooked properly, it’s incredibly delicious.

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💭 What is a turkey neck?

Turkey neck meat consists of bone and meat and is obtained from the neck of the turkey. It tastes like chicken neck, but much thicker.

There are various ways to prepare them. It can be baked, fried, boiled or pressure cooked. You can also add cooked turkey neck to soups and stews.

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This recipe uses an Instant Pot pressure cooker for time saving and convenience.

🧾Ingredients used

Materials for making a turkey neck

Here are the ingredients you need for a flavorful turkey neck:

🔪 how to make a recipe

  1. Mix spices together in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the turkey neck liberally with the spice mix.
  3. Put the Instant Pot into sauté mode.
  4. Add olive oil and sear the turkey neck.
  5. Remove the turkey neck and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  6. Add onions, garlic and red peppers and sauté.
  7. Pour in chicken stock, add tomato paste, and deglaze.
  8. Return turkey neck to Instant Pot.
  9. Put the Instant Pot into manual mode and pressure cook for 50 minutes.
  10. When the timer rings, release naturally for 10 minutes and quickly release any remaining pressure.
  11. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and simmer for a few minutes until thickened.
  12. Return the turkey neck to the Instant Pot and stir.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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make in slow cooker

The procedure is the same, but cook on high heat for 4 hours and low heat for 8 hours.

make in oven

  1. Same procedure but cook over medium to high heat for 2 hours.
  2. Check often and add more water if necessary.

🥫 Storing and Reheating

The remaining neck airtight container Up to 4 days in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for several months.

To reheat the turkey neck, place it in a pot on the stove and add a little water. Boil until well heated.

💭 Tips and variations

  • If you can’t find fresh turkey necks, you can use frozen ones. Be sure to unzip it first.
  • Drizzle the turkey neck with hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor.
  • Add your favorite greens such as collard greens, kale, and spinach.
  • Garnish the dish with scallions or chopped fresh herbs before serving.
  • Add bay leaves to the soup for extra flavor.
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🍽️ What can I eat this recipe with?

Cooked turkey neck is often served with white rice or mashed potatoes, but since I’m on a low-carb diet, I like to enjoy tender turkey neck with these delicious side dishes.

For a more traditional Southern-style smothered turkey neck recipe, top it with this homemade gravy. Try it with cranberry sauce.

👩‍🍳 FAQ

Do you wash turkey necks before cooking?

I always wash turkey necks and meat before cooking them.

How do you know when your turkey is done?

You know the turkey is ready when the meat’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

What happens if the turkey is not heated?

Undercooked turkey can be dangerous to eat because it can contain harmful bacteria. Check the meat’s internal temperature with a meat thermometer before eating.

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easy turkey neck recipe

This fork tender turkey neck recipe is rich and bold in flavor and makes for a great Sunday dinner for the whole family! Learn the best ways to make this amazing dish.

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course: main course

cooking: American

Preparation time: Five minutes

Cooking time: 1 time 20 minutes

total time: 1 time twenty five minutes

Serving: 3

calorie: 577kcal

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instructions

make in instant pot

  • Mix spices together in a small bowl.

  • Rub the turkey neck liberally with the spice mix.

  • Put the Instant Pot into sauté mode.

  • Add olive oil and sear the turkey neck.

  • Remove the turkey neck and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Add onions, garlic and red peppers and sauté.

  • Pour in chicken stock, add tomato paste, and deglaze.

  • Return turkey neck to Instant Pot.

  • Put the Instant Pot into manual mode and pressure cook for 50 minutes.

  • When the timer rings, release naturally for 10 minutes and quickly release any remaining pressure.

  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and simmer for a few minutes until thickened.

  • Return the turkey neck to the Instant Pot and stir.

  • Serve and enjoy!

make in slow cooker

Note

This recipe serves 3 and has 9 net carbs per serving.

  • If you don’t like spicy food, you can substitute spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper for the Cajun seasoning.
  • If you can’t find fresh turkey necks, you can use frozen ones. Be sure to unzip it first.
  • Drizzle the turkey neck with hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor.
  • Add your favorite greens such as collard greens, kale, and spinach.
  • Garnish the dish with scallions or chopped fresh herbs before serving.
  • Add bay leaves to the soup for extra flavor.

nutrition

calorie: 577kcal | | carbohydrates: 13g | | protein: 54g | | obesity: 34g | | saturated fat: 7g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 7g | | Monounsaturated fat: 16g | | cholesterol: 350mg | | sodium: 1297mg | | potassium: 808mg | | fiber: Fourg | | sugar: 6g | | Vitamin A: 4164IU | | Vitamin C: 54mg | | calcium: 98mg | | iron: Fivemg

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