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Turn up the heat with Popeyes Cajun Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Again this year Popeyes is offering its Cajun style Turkeys with mix and match options that include Popeyes Crawfish Stuffing with Cajun Gravy. Popeyes is one restaurant company that early on entered the grocerant niche offering it’s Cajun Style Turkeys, fully cooked once a year during the holiday season. Don’t worry about cooking, Popeyes does the work for you.
The Popeyes turkeys are “approximately 9 to 11 pounds, infused with a unique blend of Louisiana seasonings then flash-fried, creating a unique, crispy coating. The roasting finishes out the process and leaves the turkey crispy on the outside while remaining succulent and flavorful on the inside.”
Extending the brand and value both Popeyes and the turkey this year is providing a fresh idea for the leftovers a simple recipe for another meal or two. That is the spirit of the grocerant niche is action. Popeyes is again leveraging the Foodservice Solutions 5P’s of food marketing into a consumer focused good thing. Here is the Recipe.
Next Day Recipe: Popeyes Cajun Fried Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya*
Yield: 9 – 1½ cup servings per recipe.
½ Cup Peanut Oil ¾ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
6 Ribs Celery Diced ½ tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper
4 Medium/Large Onions Diced Large 3 Bay Leaves
1 Large Bell Pepper Diced 1 lb. Sliced Sausage (Your Choice)
1 Bunch Green Onion Chopped 1½ tbsp. Paprika
3 tbsp. Garlic Chopped 1 lb. Leftover Turkey Diced
½ tsp. Salt (season according to taste) 2 Quarts Turkey Stock*
1 tsp. Dried Thyme 1 Quart Rice
Preparing Turkey Stock: