Wild Turkey Dzik

This wild turkey dzik is a new take on the traditional Yucatan dish.


2 turkey leg and thigh portions

1 cedar plank broken into smaller pieces

2 bay leaves

2 tablespoons dried oregano

3 tablespoon kosher salt

Water to cover


Place the cedar pieces in the bottom of a crockpot then add the bay leaves, oregano and salt. Place the meat on top and add water to cover the meat. Set the crockpot on low and braise until the meat shreds apart easily. Cedar planks give the meat a very unique flavor.

In a bowl combine:

½ cup orange juice

Juice from one lime

3 tablespoons of chopped chives

½ cup finely diced red onion

½ cup finely diced radish

2 teaspoons of kosher salt

½ tsp fresh ground black pepper


Stir together and let sit for 15 minutes before mixing with the shredded meat. When ready to serve pour the juice on the meat and add a small handful of cilantro. Stir to combine and serve with fresh slices of jalapeno.

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Other Wild Turkey Recipes

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Wild Turkey Katsu Sando

Wild Turkey Tamales

Wild Turkey and Wild Rice Soup


Posted by Jamie Carlson