Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spice up Thanksgiving with a Popeye’s Cajun Style Turkey.

Don’t let Thanksgiving come and go with the same old same old Turkey.  Spice things up this year with a Heat-N-Eat Cajun Style Turkey from Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.  The Cajun Turkey’s range in size from  9-to-13 pounds.  Each Turkey is marinated with a blend of Louisiana seasonings before being flash-fried for a crispy coating and then roasted. Don’t worry, enjoy the day with Heat-N-Eat Cajun Turkey. 

Popeye’s Cajun style Turkeys are available at most U. S. locations and this year range in price from $39.99 to 43.99 depending on location.  All of Popeye’s Cajun Turkey’s come with a set of Heat-N-Eat warming instructions. The Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food niche aka the Grocerant niche can and does complement brands in every sector of retail foodservice.

If you like Cajun flavoring you will love Popeye’s Heat-N-Eat Turkey. Don’t worry about leftovers either here is a recipe from Popeye's specifically requesting Popeye’s Cajun Turkey for a Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya and it's very good by the way.  So stay warm, enjoy football over the weekend, with Popeye's Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya.  

Recipe: Popeye’s Cajun Fried Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya*
Yield: 9 – 1½ cup servings per recipe.
½ Cup Peanut Oil ¾ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
6 Ribs Celery Diced ½ tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper
4 Medium/Large Onions Diced Large 3 Bay Leaves
1 Large Bell Pepper Diced 1 lb. Sliced Sausage (Your Choice)
1 Bunch Green Onion Chopped 1½ tbsp. Paprika
3 tbsp. Garlic Chopped 1 lb. Leftover Turkey Diced
½ tsp. Salt (season according to taste) 2 Quarts Turkey Stock*
1 tsp. Dried Thyme 1 Quart Rice
Preparing Turkey Stock:
Place turkey bones from Cajun Fried Turkey into a large stock pot cover with 3 quarts water.
If available toss in 3 celery ribs and two quartered onions (peel included), 1½ tbsp. garlic, simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat allow to cool and strain
Reserve 2 quarts of stock for Jambalaya recipe and discard remainder.
Preparing Jambalaya:
Dice onions, bell peppers and celery.
Measure Peanut Oil into stock pot and heat on medium high heat.
Add celery and sauté 3 minutes, as oil reheats add green peppers and sauté for 3 minutes more. Finally, add onions and sauté until all vegetables are cooked through.
Add sliced sausage and all seasonings, and continue to sauté.
Add turkey, rice and turkey stock to the pot and stir.
Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 25 minutes. ©

Popeye’s continues to extend brand value with family holiday mix and match meal options that edify store level sales while extending the brand into the home on one of the warmest of holiday seasons.

Visit: Steven Johnson is Grocerant Guru™ at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, with extensive experience as a multi-unit operator, consultant and brand/product positioning. Since 1991 Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche.  

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