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Turkey Chop Suey

This dinner is healthy, easy, budget friendly and goes a long way.

I decided to make this tonight as we came across some slightly out of date cans of oriental vegetables that had been sat in the back of the cupboard for some time and forgotten about.

And I absolutely hate to waste food! They’re in cans, so they were fine (we’ll know more tomorrow if people get the runs, haha). But I’m fully aware that the best before date is actually only a guideline and a legal requirement by the producer, so I figured I was safe to use them.

And use them, I did!

So, with our lovely turkey from @dickdooleyfamilybutchers @dick.dooley, I chopped some other veg and used up those cans!

Ingredients I used today

  • Quarter head of broccoli (don’t forget you can use most of the stem)
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 chillies (depends if you like a bit of spice)
  • 1 can bamboo shoots
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 1 can bean sprouts (fresh would be better and can be picked up in your local supermarket)
  • 1lb turkey, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour mixed with a drop of water to make a pourable paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame oil
  • Noodles or rice to serve (I used noodles today)

Let’s cook!

In a bowl put in the soy sauce and honey (if you don’t have honey you can use a teaspoon of light brown sugar) and give them a good stir.

Add in the turkey and mix until thoroughly coated.

Pop in the fridge for 20 minutes to marinade.

Meanwhile chop up the veg and put a pan of water on the boil for your noodles or rice.

After 20 minutes, put a tablespoon of seseme oil in a wok or large frying pan and heat up.

Once hot, add in the marinated turkey. Stir fry until the meat is sealed all over.

Add in the vegetables and stir fry for 2 minutes before adding the canned veg or fresh breansprouts.

Stir fry for another couple of minutes.

In a cup, make your cornflour paste mix.

Make space in the wok to add this to the sauce and stir in rapidly to avoid lumping.

Once the noodles are cooked, drain them off, rinse some cold water through them to remove the starch. I usually run a little dark soy and sesame oil through them before adding them to anything, but is is personal preference.

Then add them to the sauce mix and give it a good stir through.

Sit down and eat with your mob.

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