To make turkey a la king, sauté mushrooms in butter and stir in the flour until smooth. Whisk in chicken broth and cook until the mixture thickens. Add peas, turkey and reduce the heat to low. Cook until it thickens and season with pepper and salt.
Ingredients for this recipe include 1 cup of chopped and cooked turkey, 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of chicken broth, 3 fresh and sliced mushrooms and 1/3 cup of frozen peas. Additional ingredients include 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour and salt and pepper to taste. This recipe requires 10 minutes of preparation time and 15 minutes of cooking time; it makes four servings.
An alternative recipe uses additional ingredients such as green pepper, 1 tablespoon of chopped pimientos and 1 1/4 cups of milk. Other recipes also include celery ribs, onions, carrots, black olives and bell peppers. For seasoning, you may add thyme, parsley and tarragon.
Start by melting the butter on a skillet and sauté the celery sticks, onions, carrots and bell peppers. Add the peas and allow them to cook while stirring occasionally. Stir in the olives, tarragon, parsley, flour and thyme. Add the turkey and cook for one minute.
Gradually add the stock while stirring regularly. Simmer until the mixture thickens. Pour in the milk and continue to cook the mixture until it thickens again. Season with salt and pepper and serve.