Smoked Turkey Fettuccine with Sour Cherries



1/2 c red wine vinegar

1/4 c Kosher salt

2 bay leaves

1/2 c honey

1/2 c molasses

1 1/2 lbs TURKEY

1/2 c balsamic vinegar

1/2 c olive oil

2 red onions, cut into 3/4 inch slices

3/4 c dry sour cherries

1 c dry red wine

2 oz olive oil

1 tbsp butter

15 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

1 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 yellow squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes


1 lb fettuccine, cooked and drained

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated As Needed



In a bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients with 1 cup water. Add turkey; cover, refrigerate and allow to marinate for 3 hours. Smoke turkey, chill and dice into large pieces. Cover and reserve in the refrigerator.

In a separate bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and oil; add onion slices, cover, refrigerate and allow to marinate for 3 hours. Grill onions until tender. Chill and cut into 1/2 inch dice. Cover and reserve.

In a bowl, bloom the cherries in red wine for at least one hour.

In a skillet, heat oil and butter. Add garlic and jalapenos and cook until just brown. Add turkey and sear until golden brown; season. Add zucchini, yellow squash and red onion; toss. Add cherries and wine; reduce slightly. Stir in stock; simmer 10 minutes until slightly reduced.

Toss turkey mixture with the cooked pasta. Garnish with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

590 Total Calories

140 Calories from Fat

16 g Total Fat

25 % Daily Total Fat

3 g Saturated Fat

15 % Daily Saturated Fat

80 g Cholesterol

27 % Daily Cholesterol

710 mg Sodium

30 % Daily Sodium

68 g Total Carbohydrates

23 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

4 g Dietary Fiber

16 % Daily Dietary Fiber

6 g Sugars

39 g Protein

25 % Daily Protein

40 % Daily Vitamin C

8 % Daily Calcium

25 % Daily Iron