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Smoked Turkey: Smoked turkey is a great leftover option for stuffing pupusa. Use a combination of both white and dark meat to get the best of both parts. finely shred the meat to get the perfect texture. Alternatively, you can use whatever meat you have on hand or use roasted chicken or turkey.
Masa Harina: Masa Harina translates to “dough flour” its the dough, made out of corn that is commonly used for tamales, pupusas and even tortillas.
Cranberries: Cranberries and turkey go hand in hand. The tangy sharp cranberries give this recipe an extra layer of flavor it is also a great addition to any spicy sauces.
Mint: Mint is a key ingredient for that mojito flavor otherwise its just a traditional cranberry recipe. Add a few minced leaves to get that lightly earthy mint flavor.
Sugar: Sugar not only sweetens the cranberries but its also the thickener. Bring the cranberries to a boil to help dissolve the the sugar, reduce them to a simmer so they can slowly thicken. Boiling the sugar for too long will candy the berries.
making the dough: making the dough is super easy. just combine all the ingredients together and keep an eye on the water. dough that is too crumbly needs a little extra water. dropping it in by the teaspoon will keep you from over adding water and making a loose dough.
mojito cranberry relish: start the relish before you even make the pupusa dough. give the cranberries a chance to firm up after they are simmered. simply shake the pan. if its too fluid give it a little more time simmering. if you shake it with minimal movement let it finish when it cools down. If you over simmer your cranberries and want to thin it out then add a splash or two of cranberry juice and mix it in.
stuffing & shredding: to make stuffing easier i like finely shred then mince the meat that way i can maximize how much meat is fill into the pupusas without it making them too thick.