This is one of the easiest recipes to make, and also great for using leftovers. There are loads of stir fry recipes around, I even wrote about one using Calamari and Prawns (recipe HERE). I was watching Jamie Oliver’s 30minute meals one evening, and I thought okay I want to try this. He used beef, but I wanted to try smoked turkey just for its amazing flavour. I loved, loved, loved it. It was so simple, and I had the best cheat of all, already chopped Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables.
This recipe took me all of 20minutes, and I was done.
You will need
2 pieces of Smoked Turkey
2 packets of Indomie noodles
1 packet of stir fry vegetables – if you can’t find already packed vegetables, just shred cabbage, onions, flat green beans
1/4 red onion
Dry pepper – cayenne pepper or paprika
pinch of seasoning cube
1. Pick out 2 pieces of smoked turkey
get ready your packet of stir fry veggies
3. On a baking tray, sprinkle over all the seasoning I listed above, add a little olive oil to bind all the seasoning powders together and whack in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes.
The turkey is already smoked, so it has been cooked, you only need to put it in the oven to grill for a bit, just for the seasoning to permeate the flesh and to toughen up the meat a little bit.
4. After grilling, it should look like this.Once grilled, use your hands to the smoked turkey into shreds. While this is grilling, proceed to chopping the onions and chilli, and possibly the rest of the veggies, if you are not using a pre cut pack. If you have a food processor, save yourself the stress and just use it.
5. After the grilling is done, put the noodles on medium heat, add the seasoning powder that comes with the noodles. You only need to add water that would get to about half of the level of the noodles, see picture below. Dooney’s Kitchen Tip: you need medium heat, so the noodles cook slowly while you stir fry the veggies. You don’t want the noodles to be thoroughly cooked and just sitting in the pot getting cold, before the veggies are done.
6. While the noodles are boiling, heat up oil in a pan, fry the chopped onions with the red and green chilli till it softens. Let it fry on high heat. This is a stir fry, so flash cooking is the method.
then add the chinese stir fry veggies, the smoked turkey a dash or two of soy sauce and stir. It is a stir fry, so stir with a frying spoon or toss the wok around.
keep stirring till you see the vegetables wilting a little bit. Just a little bit. A stir fry is supposed to be crunchy. This whole process should take you all of 2 minutes, or less depending on the quantity of vegetables you have.
7. Then you add the boiled Indomie noodles and mix with two forks to properly incorporate the vegetables with the noodles. Taste for seasoning, if you need more, add the soy sauce instead. Don’t be tempted to use a seasoning cube or even salt. The seasoning that came in the noodles sachet, plus the soy sauce is just about all you need
toss around the noodles for about 1 minute, to let it absorb flavour from the veggies, and to also allow the veggies absorb flavour from the seasoned noodles.
…………and that’s it. You are done. Easy dinner in under 20 minutes. In the time it will take you to order chinese, wait for it to be delivered, which it will be cooked under probably questionable hygienic conditions, you can make this at home.
Serve in a bowl with Chopsticks for effect, if you can use them, otherwise, get out your fork, plonk on the sofa and watch tv while you enjoy your dinner. If you have a family, just make a big batch and watch their plates empty in minutes.
If you’ve tried the Chinese Shredded beef served at parties in Nigeria, or sold at your local Chinese restaurant/takeaway, you can make it at home, and it tastes much nicer. Click on the recipe HERE.
I accidentally stumbled on a recipe for Chicken Teriyaki yesterday, and the presentation was sooooo good, it got me hunting for more recipes. I have settled on 3, which I intend to tweak to make it my own. I bought all the ingredients at the supermarket today, so be on the look out for another Dooney’s Kitchen Asian dish