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Title: Tuna, Salmon, Chicken or Turkey Turnovers
Categories: Salmon Chicken Poultry Seafood
Yield: 5 Servings

1cCooked or canned tuna, salmon, chicken or turkey
1cShredded cheese
1/4cChopped celery
1tsFinely chopped chives, onion or green onion
  Mayonnaise, enough to moisten
  Salt and\or Pepper
  Combine the above.
  Biscuit Dough
2cFlour, sifted
1tbBaking powder
1 1/4tsSalt
1/4cShortening or cooking oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then add the shortening or oil and cut it in until mixture is like a coarse meal. Add the milk all at once and stir until it forms a soft ball. Turn the dough out on a floured board and knead lightly 20-25 times.

Roll the dough out until it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares or rounds and place about 2 1/2 T. filling in the center of each. Fold each square or round over and seal (a little water to moisten helps here). Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees, or until turnovers are light brown at the edges. Serve hot, with some of that turkey noodle soup and turkey chef salad . Serves 5-6 people.

Tips and Variations:

I prefer a milder cheese (such as Jack or Mozzarrella) to a stronger-flavored cheese (such as Cheddar). The latter tends to overwhelm, while the former does a nice job of taking a back seat to the other flavors present in the filling.

Otherwise, use your imagination! Try various appropriate herbs (sage, rosemary or tarragon go well with the poultry) in either the filling or the dough. 1/4 cup of some other vegetable can be added (sugar snap peas are marvelous, and mushrooms do well, too). Try adding 1/4 t. each smoke flavoring and/or dry mustard to the dough. And those of you who save this recipe can take it from there; it's extremely versatile.