Turkey Sweet and Sour

    50 minutes

    Sweet and sour needs a nice mild meat but not all people eat pork which is traditionally used. This version with turkey is a great alternative.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 250g turkey breast fillets
    • 1 free range egg, whisked
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 5 tablespoons cornflour
    • oil, for deep frying
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 small clove garlic, diced
    • 2 spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths
    • 1/2 green capsicum, diced
    • 1/2 red capsicum, diced
    • 1/2 small carrot, diced
    • 1/2 small onion, diced
    • 1 slice fresh pineapple, diced
    • 1 small tomato, cut into wedges
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Shau Hsing wine
    • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 150ml clear white turkey or chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cut turkey fillets into small cubes. Combine the egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon cornflour.
    2. Coat each cube in the egg mixture then cover in the rest of the dry cornflour.
    3. Heat the oil in a wok for deep frying. Fry each piece of coated turkey until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
    4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil mixed with 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a clean wok. Sweat the garlic and spring onions without browning. Add in the fruit and vegetables. Stir fry for 1 minute.
    5. Make the sauce by mixing sugar, Shau Hsing wine, tomato paste, soy sauce and the meat stock. Pour the sauce into the wok with all the fruit and vegetables and bring to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute.
    6. Stir in the white vinegar. Thicken the sauce with 2 level teaspoon of cornflour mixed with 2 tablespoon of water.
    7. Just before serving stir in the crispy turkey pieces until heated through. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.

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    This take a bit of effort to make but it is soo worth it. Great ingredients, great taste, love it.  -  08 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Takes a bit of time to prepare and cook the turkey but the result at the end is delicious and looks great. I added some rice noodles, and as I had no white vinegar I used 1tbsp white wine vinegar instead.  -  14 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Lovely recipe. Like the combination of the crispy turkey and the vegetable sauce.  -  15 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)