(NAPSI)-With seasonings like adobo and cumin making their way on to restaurant menus and grocery store shelves, it is evident America’s interest in ethnic flavors is growing. Helping to spice up family meal planning, the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line are offering ideas on how to add flair to turkey feasts and leftovers.

“Because turkey blends so well with many different flavors, it’s perfect if you’re looking to experiment with different spices,” says Miami-based Butterball culinary expert Astrid Volpert.

Volpert and the team of turkey experts have dished out tips and advice on various turkey questions. In addition to offering ideas on how to create exciting and flavorful holiday meals, the experts will give suggestions on everything from how to easily prepare a tender and juicy turkey to what size bird to buy. One helpful tip is to purchase a larger turkey to ensure plenty of leftovers for tasty recipes such as this easy Turkey Salsa Soup.

Butterball Turkey Salsa Soup

1 cup chunky salsa with chipotle

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1 cup chopped cooked Butterball Turkey

1 can (14.5 oz.) Butterball Chicken Broth

Sour cream, optional

Chopped fresh cilantro, optional



1. In large saucepan, combine salsa, black beans, corn, turkey and broth. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2. If desired, garnish each serving with sour cream and cilantro.

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Open November 3, 2003, through December 26, 2003, the staff of nearly 50 home economists and nutritionists at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line are live and on call to answer questions in English and Spanish.

The 1-800-BUTTERBALL professionals are the trusted resource, always adding that special touch of “TLC” by answering questions and offering tips to make holiday turkey preparation easy.

Callers can request a free Butterball pamphlet containing safe handling information, easy grilling and roasting instructions and tasty recipes.


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