Who doesn’t want to eat a light a fresh meal for lunch or dinner? I felt like this was just the right meal for a hot summer day in South Texas. The dish was a bit spicy because I used poblano pepper and hommade salsa, but yellow squash and fennel seeds made it taste very fresh and light.
I wanted my dish to look like picadillo con papas but I chose ground turkey instead of ground beef, and instead of potatoes I selected a bright yellow squash. I also opted to make it lighter buy using less meat and more vegetables.
Believe it or not, fennel seed is not my favorite spice, but deciding to use a small quanity gave the dish the light and fresh taste I was looking for. I was very happy with how it turned out.
Ground Turkey with Fennel Recipe
Ingredients: (serves 2)
1/2 ground turkey
1 large yellow squash cubed
1 small poblano pepper, sliced
3 tbsp hommade salsa
2 large garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp SeasonAll
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp Mexican oregano
Pinch of cumin
- In a medium saucepan heat olive oil on medium heat
- Lower heat, add sliced poblano pepper, cover pan and cook for 2 minutes
- Add garlic, cover and cook 2 minutes
- Add ground beef, dry spices and mix well; cover and cook for 3 minutes
- Add salsa and yellow squash, cover and cook 3 more minutes or until desired squash doneness.
- Serve in a bowl and enjoy with a small side salad and/or a corn tortilla and queso fresco quesadilla
What Other Cooling Herbs Can We Use to Help Us Through the Hot Summer?
I ask Google questions often. As I was coming to the end of this post, I wanted to include other resources that would help answer this question. Here are three that I found which may be worth reading through for some ideas.
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