Turkey Tetrazzini

From American Casseroles

Turkey Tetrazzini

Why This Recipe Works

Most recipes for turkey Tetrazzini call for a béchamel sauce, in which milk is added to a roux (a paste made from fat and flour that is cooked on the stovetop). In switching to a velouté, which is based on chicken stock rather than milk, we...

Why This Recipe Works

Most recipes for turkey Tetrazzini call for a béchamel sauce, in which milk is added to a roux (a paste made from fat and flour that is cooked on the stovetop). In switching to a velouté, which is based on chicken stock rather than milk, we brightened up the texture and the flavor of our turkey Tetrazzini recipe. We also used less sauce than most recipes call for, giving the other ingredients a chance to express themselves. Still looking for brighter flavor, we spruced things up with a shot of sherry and a little lemon juice and nutmeg.

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American CasserolesSeason 3, Ep. 312

Macaroni and cheese and turkey Tetrazzini are two classic casseroles, but they are rarely as good as they could be. We knew we could do better—much better—in the test kitchen.