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Ground Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Ground Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry

It’s considered, Christopher Columbus and his crewmen were probably the first Europeans to see and taste turkey. During his trip to the coast of modern Honduras in 1502, friendly locals offered Christopher Columbus and his crew a dish that contained a meat which the Spaniards called gallinas de la tierra or “land chickens”. In 1519 Hernando Cortes saw them at the markets of Mexico. Furthermore, in the early 1500s Spain became the first European country that received turkey from the New World. Ironically, turkey eventually made the full-circle of travel back to America with English settlers when they brought it to Virginia in 1584. Nevertheless, turkey was recognised as the central dish of the Thanksgiving festival as quickly as the late 18th century. Eventually, turkey gained such great popularity that legend says that President Benjamin Franklin complained about the selection of the bald eagle as the US national symbol.

Turkey meat is well-known for its low cholesterol level and higher protein content than that of chicken meat, and is usually recommended for inclusion in low-energy and special medical diets like DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Turkey meat protein has a better amino acids profile than broiler chicken, due to the longer growth and the muscle maturation of the birds. Clearly, it’s easier to make a nutritionally balanced diet with turkey than with any other meat. Additionally it has a distinguished and pleasant flavour when accompanied with spices and citrus fruits or veggies. That’s why we’d like you to add our tasty Ground Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry to your home cookbook! Give it a try!

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  • Serves

    4 Servings

  • Prep

    10 mins

  • Cook

    10 mins

  • Total Time

    20 mins

  • Dietary

    DF, GF


  • 300g/10.5oz ground turkey
  • 250g/8.75oz cabbage, shredded
  • 150g/5.25oz carrots, julienne
  • 20g/0.75oz garlic, minced
  • 50g/1.75oz shallots, minced
  • 20g/0.75oz ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • 15ml/0.5fl oz cane vinegar
  • 30ml/1fl oz oyster sauce
  • 15ml/0.5fl oz peanut oil
  • 15ml/fl oz sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. Heat peanut oil in a pan.
  2. Add ground turkey.
  3. Sprinkle in five-spice powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir to brown ground turkey.
  5. Add cane vinegar.
  6. Add carrots and cabbage. Stir fry for a minute over high heat.
  7. Mix in oyster sauce and sesame oil.
  8. Serve over rice or noodles.

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