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Stir-Fried Turkey with Cashews

Menu Plan for the week of Jan. 4, 2013:  Monday's Recipes

Stir-Fried Turkey with Cabbage and Cashews

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      This will use the rest of the cabbage.  Bok Choy is a common ingredient in stir-fries; Savoy cabbage is a good substitute.  Cashews are optional, but I love them!

Stir-Fried Turkey with Cabbage and Cashews     Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
     You can use turkey cutlets for this, sliced into strips, or part of a larger turkey tenderloin, freezing the rest for another time, or even ground turkey... or chicken breasts....

10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets or tenderloin
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs minced ginger substitute 1/2 tsp dried
1 rib celery
1/2  green pepper
1/3 head Savoy cabbage
4oz (120gr) mushrooms
1/4 cup cashews  substitute peanuts, almonds
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock
1 tbs sherry (optional)
1 tbs peanut butter
2 tsp cornstarch (Maizena) dissolved in 1 tbs water

Thinly slice onion.  Mince garlic.  Mince ginger (peel first).  Cut pepper into matchsticks.  Slice the celery at an angle. Trim and slice mushrooms.  Remove dark green outer leaves from cabbage. Cut off a thick slice, avoiding the core. Lay flat, cut into 3 or 4 wedges, then thinly slice the wedges.  Cut the turkey into strips - bite-size.
Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, celery, mushrooms to skillet and stir-fry for 2 minutes.  Add garlic, ginger and stir-fry another 2 minutes.  Remove onions/garlic from pan and set aside.
Add sesame oil, soy sauce to pan and heat.  Add turkey and stir-fry 3 - 5 minutes, until golden.  Remove and put with onions. 
Add cabbage, pepper to skillet and stir-fry 5 minutes.  Return turkey, onions, celery, mushrooms, garlic and ginger to pan.  Add chicken stock, sherry, peanut butter and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Dissolve cornstarch in water.  Uncover, add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. 
Arrange rice on a small platter. Spoon turkey and vegetables into the center, sprinkle with cashews and serve, adding more soy sauce if desired.

Brown Rice                                                               Time: 20 minutes or whatever your package says
     I use 'Uncle Ben's' which is all I can get and it is quick cooking.  It looks like brown Basmati and cooks in 20 minutes.

1/2 cup brown rice. quick cooking
1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken stock (or half each) or whatever your rice calls for

Cook rice according to package instructions. Fluff and serve.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan with lid, large skillet with lid, plate
Slice onion
Mince garlic, ginger
Slice celery
Cut pepper
Trim, slice mushrooms
Slice cabbage
Start to cook rice (assuming 20 minutes)
Cut turkey
Heat olive oil in skillet
Sauté onion, celery, mushrooms

Add garlic, ginger to skillet, sauté
Remove onions, et al, to plate
Add sesame oil, soy sauce to skillet
Sauté turkey
Add turkey to onions
Sauté cabbage, pepper
Return all ingredients to skillet
Add stock, sherry, peanut butter, stir well
Cover, simmer
Dissolve cornstarch in water
When ready, uncover, add cornstarch, stir
Put rice on platter
Spoon turkey and veg in center
Sprinkle with cashews, serve

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