Turkey Taco Tostones

Turkey Taco Tostones

  • SERVING SIZE 3 tacos
  • PREP TIME 45 mins.
  • TOTAL TIME 1 hr.

These little bites of turkey taco goodness feature a delicious harmony of sweet, spicy and zesty flavors. A dollop of honey lime sour cream completes the multifaceted taste adventure. Serve as an appetizer or happy hour special, or add watermelon salsa for a filling lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

 

TURKEY TACO TOSTONES

Yield: 9 tacos 

9 ea.

Tostones

3 cups

Turkey Carnitas

18 tbsp.

Red onion, pickled

9 tbsp.

Jalapeño, sliced

4 ½ oz.

Queso fresco

1 cup

Cilantro leaves

⅔ cup

Honey Lime Sour Cream

3 cups

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Lime wedges, for garnish

 

TURKEY CARNITAS

4–5 oz.

3 oz.

Oil

6 oz.

Water

6 oz.

Hatch pepper seasoning (Carolina ingredients)

 

 

HONEY LIME SOUR CREAM

1 cup

Sour cream

½ cup

Honey

2 tbsp.

Lime juice

1 tsp.

Lime zest

1 tbsp.

Cilantro, chopped

 

SPICY WATERMELON SALSA

⅓ cup

Fresh lime juice

2 tbsp.

Honey

2 tbsp.

Soy sauce, low sodium

⅓ tsp.

Sea salt, to taste

⅓ tsp.

Cayenne pepper, to taste

⅓ tsp.

Black pepper, to taste

8 cups

Watermelon, ¼-inch dice

¼ cup

Orange juice

1 ea.

English cucumber, peeled, seeded

½ cup

Red onion, ¼-inch dice

½ cup

Green onion, ¼-inch dice

4 tbsp.

Crystallized ginger, finely chopped

1 tbsp.

Orange zest

4 tbsp.

Jalapeño, seeded, minced

Directions

 

TO PREPARE THE TURKEY TACO TOSTONES:

1. Warm the tostones.

2. Fill each with ⅓ cup of Turkey Carnitas, 2 tablespoons of pickled onions and 1 tablespoon of jalapeños. Top each with ½ ounce of queso fresco and 1 ¾ tablespoons of cilantro leaves and drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of Honey Lime Sour Cream.

3. Serve in a warm cast-iron skillet with the Spicy Watermelon Salsa and lime wedges for garnish.

 

 

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE TURKEY CARNITAS:

1. Heat the oil in a heavy-duty pot, and then add the ground turkey and cook until it’s lightly browned.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well. Bring to a boil; simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Place the turkey in a 4-inch aluminum half-size pan and cover with a lid.

4. Heat in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 45 minutes (until the turkey reaches 165°F).

 

TO PREPARE THE HONEY LIME SOUR CREAM:

1. Combine all the ingredients and blend well.

2. Place in a storage container; cover, label and date. Refrigerate.

 

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE SPICY WATERMELON SALSA:

1. Whisk the lime juice, honey, soy sauce and seasonings in a large bowl.

2. Add the watermelon and all remaining ingredients; toss gently. Adjust the seasoning.

3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

RECIPE TWISTS

Swap and substitute to make it your own.

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