I don’t consider myself a cook by any means but can follow a recipe that is thrown my way. I’m still learning as I go and want to be an expert with cooking Cambodian food. Growing up, I always see my grandma, mom, and aunt cook; they were awesome with creating Cambodian AKA Khmer cuisine!
This inspired me to learn the art of cooking this type of food. So it would only be natural for me to incorporate Asian style cooking for this huge feast.
I used my aunt’s recipe that she’s used for many many years and I loved it so much I had to borrow her recipe. My aunt is so good at cooking, she does not need measuring cups; so everything is done on a whim and just by taste. The turkey is red because I used Chinese char-siu barbecue seasoning. I also brined the turkey for two days prior to baking it.
Here are the ingredients:
2 packages of Chinese char-siu barbecue seasoning
2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of paprika
2 tbsp of salt
Mix all the ingredients together and dry rub the seasoning on the turkey inside and all over the skin. Put it back in the refrigerator for two days. I baked this for about 3 hours and 15 minutes then the last 45 minutes I turned the turkey over and placed it back in the oven. (This also varies on the size of your turkey). I would like to thank my husband for helping me brine and flip over the bird. The end result: the turkey was so tender and flavorful!
The Fried Rice
I love making fried rice! It’s so easy and toothsome! It’s always a big hit in this household.
3 cups of white rice (cook first)
1 package of Chinese sausage
1 package of frozen vegetable medley
3 large eggs
Soy sauce (use until it’s lightly brown, I would say 4 tbsp)
1 tbs of salt
Half of a small chopped onion
Cook the sausage first then add the onion. Add the frozen veggies and stir until it’s soft. Then add the cooked rice in and the rest of the seasonings. Then add the eggs. Stir for a few minutes.
This is also my aunt’s recipe, yes, she’s my role model. This dish is also a big hit and it’s so flavorsome. It ties in with the Chinese barbecue turkey and the fried rice.
2 packages of cornbread stuffing mix
1 package of kielbasa sausages
1 packaged of frozen vegetables medley
Half a of a chopped onion
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp butter
1 qt Chicken broth or water
First melt the butter and add the sausages, cook until light brown then add the onion; cook until soft. Then add the frozen veggie mix. Add the broth or water and bring it to a boil (1 quart). Finally, add the cornbread stuffing mix and remove the pan from the burner. Stir Stir Stir.
I added other sides to this feast such as macaroni and cheese (frozen), Pillsbury crescent rolls, homemade mashed potatoes (thank you husband for mashing them) and of course desserts. I wouldn’t have done this smoothly without my husband so a big shout out to him!
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