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Turkey Tetrazzini & Quark (European Cheese Spread) With Berries & Cake
Guest Chef Sue Herbers

Turkey Tetrazzini  
6-8 servings

1lb spaghetti, cooked and drained
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp white pepper (or regular)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 can chicken broth + milk to equal 3 cups
¼ to 2/3 cup cream sherry (1/2 cup)
2 bay leaves
3-4 cups cooked turkey, bite sized pieces
½ lb cubed Italian hot ham or cooked Italian sausage (sweet or hot depending on taste)
½ to 1 lb mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in butter
½ to ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese 

Heat oven to 350.
Melt butter over low heat in heavy sauce pan.  Blend in flour & seasoning.  Cook over low heat , stirring until mixture is smooth & bubbly.  Remove from heat, stir in broth and milk.  Add bay leaves. Bring to a boil; boil one minute, stirring constantly.  Blend in sherry. 
Add sauce to cooked spaghetti.  Add all other ingredients except cheese.  Pour into a 2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake uncovered 25 - 30 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Capicola is an Italian ham that is made from pork necks and shoulders mixed with seasonings.  This specialty meat is one of the icons in Italian culinary tradition.  Our Capicola can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a snack, on a sandwich, or as a main dish.  This exquisite cooked Capicola is the product that comes on most Italian deli sandwiches, therefore most should be familiar with its delicious and authentic taste!

Remove bay leaves before serving.
It is difficult to double recipe.

Quark with Berries & Cake

Sliced loaf cake or biscuits
Spread with **quark -
Served with macerated berries - fresh or frozen.

** quark is a German or East European cheese made without rennet and is similar to cream cheese.

I used the lemon and/or vanilla bean flavored quark from Spring Hill Farms usually at the Torrance Farmers Market on Saturdays.  (Their quark is made with skim goats milk.)

Other suggestions for quark:

Thin with milk to yogurt texture and mix with fruits or granola for breakfast.
Thin with milk to use as a dip for fresh fruits.
Spread on pancakes.
Use in cheesecake recipes.