Do you find that turkey is a dry and plain meat? I certainly have had some plain turkey in my lifetime. I always reach for the ham over turkey at Thanksgiving. Until I found this Wild Turkey Breast recipe I didn’t realize how incredible turkey can taste!
We got these turkey breasts from one of my dad’s hunting friends, Tony Z. Tony actually killed the turkeys this season in South Carolina. There’s nothing more Paleo than wild game. We based our wild turkey breast recipe off of one from the NWTF, National Wild Turkey Federation. Dad ate it for dinner, and I ate it for lunch the next day. It’s GREAT leftover, and we loved it so much we took out another turkey breast to make it again a few days later! Serve this dish with Faux-Tatoes on the side.
Don’t forget the importance of wild game meats in your diet. Here are some of the benefits:
- High in EPA, which reduces the risk of heart disease
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Obviously free of antibiotics & hormones found in conventional meat
- It is what our healthy ancestors would’ve consumed
- 12 oz. bacon, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
- Cajun poultry seasoning, as needed
- 4 tablespoons pasture butter
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 (2-pound) boneless turkey breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional)
- In a large cast iron skillet add bacon and top with Cajun seasoning. Fry until crisp.
- Drain, discard grease and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon of butter and chopped onion to the skillet.
- Saute onion until tender. Then remove onion and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the turkey breast, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, coconut aminos and seasoning.
- In the skillet, heat remaining butter and coconut oil until sizzling.
- Add turkey, cooked bacon, and onion.
- Cook on medium-high until turkey is brown and tender (around 15 minutes).
- Be careful buying bacon. Look for antibiotic, hormone, & nitrate free. Try to find bacon that was not cured in sugar, if possible. Bacon is something you will want to spend a little bit more money to get good quality.