Spicy Leftover Turkey Asian Noodles

28 Dec

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This is a wonderful way of using your leftover turkey because it has a warming chili kick that really gives new life to any unwanted turkey after Christmas. Although it is slightly spicy it also has a sweet tang from the honey which really balances out the flavors. The cornflour mixture thickens the sauce so it really coats the noodles and infuses the lavor throughout the whole dish. Again, as in pretty all of my recipes, you can vary the vegetables to your liking.

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Spicy Leftover Turkey Asian Noodles (Serves 4)

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 red chili, finely chopped

1 onion, sliced into thin wedges

1 large carrot, sliced thinly

1/2 courgette, sliced thinly

1/2 -1 cup frozen peas

1/2 head of broccoli, cut into small florets

1/2 red pepper, sliced into strips

1/2 yellow pepper sliced into strips

300-400g turkey breast, in strips

4tsp sesame oil

2tsp oyster sauce

2 1/2tbsp soy sauce

1tsp fish sauce (nam pla)

2-3tsp honey

75ml chicken stock

1 heaped tsp cornflour mixed with 1-2tsp water to make a paste

4 nests of dry egg noodles

  • Chop all your vegetables as indicated above. For the sauce, mix together 2tsp of the sesame oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey and chicken stock and set aside.
  • Heat 1tsp of sesame oil in a large wok. Once hot add your garlic, chili and onion and fry for 3-4 mins over a medium/high heat until slightly softened.
  • Add the rest of your vegetables and cook, stirring regularly, until the vegetables are softened but still have a bite.
  • Add the sauce and cornflour mixture and cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the noodles according to packet instructions. Drain and toss with the remaining 1tsp sesame oil.
  • Serve hot topped with the vegetables and turkey.
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