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 turkey with spring vegetables
Stir-Fried Turkey with
Spring Vegetables

 

Menu Plan for the week of March 29, 2013: Day 5 Recipes

Stir-Fried Turkey with Spring Vegetables

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      White asparagus is the standard in Europe; green only recently being available. I buy a bit of both, when I can, as I did for this dish. 

Stir-fried Turkey with Spring Vegetables       Preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes
    This cooks quickly, as most stir-fries do, allowing the bright green, spring vegetables to retain their color.  I use Brown rice but substitute Basmati if you prefer. Add other spring vegetables if you have them.

10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets or tenderloin   or chicken
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 rib celery
6oz (175gr) asparagus green or white...  or a bit of each
4oz (120gr) snow peas (mangetout)
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock
1 tbs sherry (optional)
1 tbs cornstarch (Maizena, corn flour) dissolved in
1 tbs soy sauce plus 1 tbs water
Brown Rice

Thinly slice onion, celery.  Mince garlic. Snap off the ends of the asparagus then roll cut into 1 inch (2.5cm) lengths.  Trim snow peas, cut large ones in half or thirds.  Cut turkey into bite-size pieces.
Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.   Add onion, celery to skillet and stir-fry for 2 minutes.  Add garlic and stir-fry another 2 minutes.  Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.  Add sesame oil to pan and heat.  Add turkey and stir-fry 3 - 5 minutes, until nicely browned.  Remove and put with onions.  Add asparagus to skillet and stir-fry 3 minutes.  Add snow peas to skillet and stir-fry 1 - 2 minutes longer.  Return everything to the skillet.  Add chicken stock, sherry and bring to a boil.   Dissolve cornstarch in soy sauce and water.  Add cornstarch mixture to pan and stir until thickened.   Add more soy sauce if desired, according to taste.  Serve over Brown Rice.

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 15 minutes.  You can use Basmati, Jasmine or generic white...

1/2 cup brown rice, quick cooking
1 cup chicken stock or whatever your rice calls for

Cook rice according to package instructions.  Fluff and serve.  

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, small saucepan with lid

Cook rice
Slice onion
Mince garlic
Trim pea pods
Cut asparagus
Cut turkey
Dissolve cornstarch in soy sauce, water
Heat oil in skillet or wok

Add onions, stir-fry
Add garlic, stir-fry
Remove onions/garlic
Add sesame oil, turkey, stir-fry
Remove turkey
Add asparagus, stir-fry
Add snow peas, stir-fry
Return everything to pan
Add stock and sherry, heat to simmer
Fluff rice
Add cornstarch, stir until thickened
Serve all and eat