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Smoked Turkey and Spring Pea Fettuccine

Rated as 4.08 out of 5 Stars

"This rich and creamy smoked turkey and spring pea fettuccine recipe is inspired by a pasta I learned long ago working at my first real chef job in San Francisco. There's just something very special about the way the creamy, slightly sweet, aromatic sauce pairs with the smoky meat."
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35 m servings 661
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 small servings)


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  1. Set a heavy skillet over medium heat and pour olive oil into the skillet. Cook and stir garlic and shallot in the hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add smoked turkey to skillet; cook and stir until heated, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour heavy cream into the skillet and raise heat to medium-high; bring sauce to a boil. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain.
  4. Turn heat under cream sauce to low and stir in peas; toss fettuccine with sauce until coated. Mix in tarragon and lemon zest and cook until flavors have blended, about 1 minute. Adjust seasonings if desired. Serve in bowls and sprinkle each serving with about 3/4 teaspoon Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for garnish.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If sauce is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of pasta-cooking water.
  • For a vegetarian version, use pan-fried mushrooms in place of turkey and cook them with a pinch of smoked paprika for a smoky taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 661 calories; 44.4 49.2 18.9 159 476 Full nutrition

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I liked it but I would have liked more with a different vegetable. I will try mixing in spinach next time. Also, I was not really familiar with Tarragon. Kinda on the sweet side. It was ok.

This was SO good ! I made a few changes, instead of heavy whipping cream, I used half n' half, diced up half a red bell pepper and used Tony 's seasoning ( Louisiana people use it in everything ...

I don’t see how simmering heavy cream is supposed to be a sauce, it turns out to be a spiced milk liquid kind of thing. I would make with a light Parmesan Alfredo sauce. The cayenne was also unn...

Tasty! Used leftover thanksgiving turkey cooked on a smoker grill, which is really where all the flavors came from. I used half and half instead of heavy cream (it's what I had) with some cornst...