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The Caribbean pilgrim dish

Love the idea of turkey without the big bird? Now with grocery stores carrying packages of cooked turkey slices, it's not only possible, but it also possibly makes the best slow-cooked meal ever. Baked papaya and passion fruit have a deeper taste cooked than raw, and they go well with turkey. I like to think the pilgrims would have had this dish if they had landed on a Caribbean isle instead of Plymouth Rock.


Nonfat cooking spray
1/2 Caribbean Red® papaya
2 Florida passion fruit
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tbs low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbs honey
1-inch fresh ginger
1 10-oz. bag cooked turkey pieces
1 pkg rice, your choice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 4 or 8 hours of cooking

How to chop Caribbean Red papaya   How to cut passion fruit
How to prepare ginger


1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker.
2. Peel the papaya. Cut off the ends. Cut in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Chop half the papaya into small pieces. Add pieces to the slow cooker. Reserve the remaining papaya half for another recipe.
3. Cut the passion fruit in half. Scoop out the insides and add to your slow cooker.
4. Add all the other ingredients. Stir to combine.
5. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours or until done.

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