400g(14 oz) leftover cooked turkeyshredded or chopped into cubes/pieces
Sweet and Sour Sauce
1large onion - peeled and chopped into large chunks
1red pepper - chopped into 1 inch pieces
1green pepper - chopped into 1 inch pieces
2clovesof garlic - peeled and chopped/crushed
150ml(⅔ cup) tomato ketchup
6tbspdark brown muscovado sugar
425g(15 oz) canned pineapple chunks in juice
Boiled or fried rice
Place the turkey in a bowl with the cornflour, salt and pepper and toss together to coat.
Heat the oil over a high heat in a wok or large frying pan.
Add the turkey, and cook for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally until the turkey is golden and crispy.
Remove the turkey from the wok using a slotted spoon and place in a bowl lined with kitchen paper to drain off any excess oil.
Now to make the sauce. Add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to the wok (or frying pan).
Heat it up on a medium-to-high heat and add in the onions. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring every now and then, until the onions start to go translucent.
Add the peppers and cook for a further minute.
Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
Add the tomato ketchup, vinegar, dark brown sugar, and the tinned pineapple (including the juice) and stir. Bring to the boil, and then turn down the heat and let it bubble, stirring every so often, until slightly thickened (about 2-3 minutes).
Add the crispy turkey back to the wok with the sauce and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring a couple of times to coat the turkey in the sauce.
Serve with boiled or fried rice and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Can I make it ahead or freeze it? This dish is best made and eaten right away - to ensure the turkey stays crispy. Also, we're using turkey that's already been cooked once, then cooked a second time to make this sweet and sour. We don't really want to reheat the meat a third time.Don't want to fry off the turkey in the coating?If you're not bothered about having a crispy coating, you can make the sauce with the peppers and onions, then simply throw in the cooked, shredded turkey and heat through until the turkey is piping hot. That means it ends up being more of a saucy sweet and sour stir fry - but still delicious.Nutritional information is per serving, not including the rice.