Turkey Chili Nachos

We recently, for March break, flew to San Diego for vacation. We have now been there 4 times and love the area. We are lucky enough to have a time share up in Escondido. I love going there for many reasons but one is to shop at Trader Joe’s, I am in heaven in that store!! Such great products/produce/wine, for incredibly inexpensive prices.

So on the plane I take all of my recent magazines and create a menu and shopping list. After checking in at the resort we are off to Trader Joe’s!! Woohoo, vacation has started. One of the recipes I wanted to try was Turkey Chili Nachos, man that sounded good!!

It was from a Canadian Living Magazine but I adapted it slightly to what I found available.

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands

Now the photos are not the best as I just had my phone for pictures, but you get the idea of how delicious these are!! Honestly, one of the best if not the best nachos I have ever had or made. They were scrumptious!!

Turkey Chili Nachos
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
 
Amazing turkey chili nachos, great anytime of the year!!
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1½ cups Pomodoro sauce or your favorite tomato sauce
  • ½ sweet red pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1½ Tbsp. salsa picante
  • I large bag tortilla chips, baked or fried
  • 1½ cups part skim mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
Instructions
  1. Cook the onion until soft and slightly golden, in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cumin, and salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the turkey and cook for about 5 min. until it is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce. Add half the green onions, red pepper and salsa, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min. until thickened.
  2. Layer the chips and turkey chili in a large 9 x 13" pan or broiler pan. Top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbling and starting to turn golden. Top with the remaining green onions, cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately!!
  3. Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands

 

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs for Easter/Passover Feast #SundaySupper

It is Easter again, what an amazing time of the year. My mind goes to lemon and eggs right away. I love lemony desserts and I adore eggs but they are something that I rarely make. I am not sure why as my family loves egg salad sandwiches and my goodness what can be easier!! Or is it??

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs by Noshing With The Nolands

We moved back in September and just recently redid all of our appliances in the kitchen. We purchased an induction cooktop and it has taken some getting used to. Hmmm, how to boil and egg?? Before on my gas stove I would put the eggs in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, turn off and then let sit for 10 min. Remove the eggs from the pot and plunge into a ice bath, when cool, refrigerate until ready to use. Okay I tried that with the induction but was worried as it is instant heat on and instant heat off. So I let them simmer for 1 min. and then shut them off. In the end I got gorgeous medium boiled eggs. Fine for egg salad but not for deviled eggs. Back to the drawing board!!

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs by Noshing With The Nolands

I thought since the water really does stay hot with gas for so much longer, I needed to keep that heat with the induction. So in the eggs went again, up to a boil and gently cooked for 1 min. then down to just below a simmer for 10 min. I plunged them in an ice bath until cool and refrigerated. When ready to make the egg salad I cracked the larger end, it should have an air pocket there and then the peeling is easy. I cut the first one in half anxiously and viola the perfect hard boiled egg stared back at me. I was so excited.

I wanted to make simple deviled eggs, ones that kids and adults will all love. So I made an easy egg salad sandwich mixture and put that back into the eggs. They were all gobbled  down, loved them!!

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs by Noshing With The Nolands

How do you tell if you have over cooked your eggs? They will have a grey hue all around the yolk, very unappealing. So sometimes it is just a simple thing to master but it takes trial and error and that is what the kitchen is all about. Now I know how to boil a medium egg and a hard boil egg on my new induction cooktop. I hope this helps you out if you have a new induction also.

I wish all of you a very Happy Easter/Passover weekend!!

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs for Easter/Passover Feast #SundaySupper

8 hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion, white and light greens only
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2/3 cup light mayonnaise or to desired consistency
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika

Slice 6 eggs in half and remove the yolks, chop the yolks and the 2 additional eggs finely. Add the celery and green onion. Stir in the mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Place the mixture back into the eggs. Sprinkle with paprika and top with parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Hopefully you will just a little extra for on top of a cracker!! Indulge!!

 

Egg Salad Deviled Eggs by Noshing With The Nolands

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Shrimp in Mustard Sauce for Fat Sunday #SundaySupper

We have Mardi Gras inspired recipes for you on #SundaySupper today!! What a fun theme this one is. There is one recipe that I have made again and again for so many occasions and it is from Cajun-Creole Cooking Cookbook that my girlfriends Karen and Maureen brought back for me from New Orleans many years ago.

This recipe is fantastic and is made the night before so it is perfect to bring along for so many outings!! It is great anytime of the year and it a sure fire crowd pleaser for Mardi Gras.

Shrimp in Mustard Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands (3) (Small)

The sauce is so flavorful with the addition of a tarragon vinegar, red wine vinegar and lots of dried mustard plus just the right heat from the hot red pepper flakes!!

It is really hard for me to find crab boil up here in Canada, something that is readily available in the U.S. and something that I stockpile when I am there. So sometimes I make it without if I am unable to find it.

 

Shrimp in Mustard Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands (2) (Small)

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Shrimp in Mustard Sauce for Fat Sunday #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Cajun-Creole
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Serves: 8-10
 
A fabulous make ahead appetizer with the flavors of the south!!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup tarragon-flavored vinegar
  • ¼ cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ vegetable oil
  • 6 green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, minced
  • 2½ lbs. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. crab and shrimp boil, if available
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegars, black pepper, mustard, pepper flakes and salt. Slowly pour the oil in while whisking. With a spoon stir in parsley and green onions and set aside.
  2. In a large pot of water add the crab boil if using and bring to a boil for 3-4 min. Add the shrimp and cook 2-3 min. until pink. Drain shrimp, shaking off excess water and immediately toss into the mustard sauce. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve with wooden toothpicks or cocktail forks.

Recipe adapted from Cajun-Creole Cooking by Terry Thompson

Rich, cold shrimp all nuzzled together in a spicy mustard sauce, you can’t go wrong with this appetizer!!

Shrimp in Mustard Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands (Small)

 

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