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Turkey Carnitas Mesclun Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

Yield: 6

Establishment: Restaurant, Club Operation, Business and Industry Account

Ethnicity: Southwestern

Meal Type: Salad

Occasion: Celebrate Spring

Preparation Method: Simmer

Product Type: Turkey Thighs

salt and black pepper
2 Cups olive oil
1 Each tangerine, quartered
1/2 Cup whole milk
2 Cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 Cup tamari soy sauce
1/4 Cup cola soda
Tangerine Vinaigrette
1 Bunch scallions, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Large jalapeno, seeds & membrane removed, minced
2 Each tangerines, zested and juiced
1/4 Cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon tamari soy sauce
1/2 Cup olive oil
1 Pound mesclun greens, washed and drained
3 Medium avocados, peeled & sliced into wedges
As needed blue corn tortilla strips


  1. Trim turkey thighs and remove bones. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil and add turkey. Slowly simmer for 45 minutes until turkey is golden brown and very tender.
  3. Add tangerine, milk, garlic, soy sauce and cola. Simmer another 15 minutes.
  4. Remove turkey from liquid and drain thoroughly.
  5. Using 2 forks, shred the turkey. Reserve warm for service.


  1. Blend scallion, sugar, jalapeno, tangerine juice and zest, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce in a medium bowl.
  2. Using a wire whip, slowly incorporate olive oil.
  3. Place in a small saucepan and warm for service.


  1. For each order, in a large mixing bowl, toss the mesclun greens and avocado slices with warm vinaigrette. Place in the center of a warm service plate and top with the shredded turkey.
  2. Garnish with blue corn tortilla strips.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 730
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53g
Saturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 680mg
Potassium 1240mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 7g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 50%

Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 20%

Iron 30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs:

Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate
300g 375g
Dietary Fiber
25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9

Carbohydrate 4

Protein 4

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