Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Ooooh indecisiveness!  I just couldn’t decide what to cook today, and so after quite some time debating I decided to throw some random ingredients into a wok and have a stir-fry.  A stir-fry usually wouldn’t be worth mentioning – we all know how to do it right?  BUT as the sauce was so tasty thought I’d share anyway, the broccoli was especially gorgeous.  It just goes to show that eating Paleo can be more interesting than just meat and veg.  It’s the way you flavour your food that gives such variety to every day ingredients.  This was so quick to make – for example tonight I got in from work at 7, and by 8.15 I’d made and eaten dinner (even with chopsticks), baked some cookies (post to follow) and done and hang up my washing – ah domestic bliss….

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • tsp coconut oil to fry
  • 2 large turkey steaks
  • Veg:  I used onion, red cabbage, red pepper, broccoli, spinach
  • For the sauce:  heaping tsp of Almond Butter, squeeze of lime juice, water, 2 tsps of Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce), tsp ground ginger,  about 1cm shavings from a block of Creamed Coconut, pinch chilli flakes, seasoning.
  • Fresh Coriander to serve
  • Heat the coconut oil in a wok, and add the diced onion, fry till soft.
  • Cut the turkey into long strips and add to the wok,
  • Meanwhile lightly steam the broccoli (I find it never quite cooks properly along with the veg in the a wok).
  • While that’s all cooking prepare the sauce – in a small dish mix the Almond Butter and add in a squeeze of lime juice, the Tamari, ginger, creamed coconut and chilli flakes.  Add enough water and stir until the sauce has a runny but still quite thick consistency.
  • When the  turkey is browned, add the pepper, red cabbage and steamed broccoli.  Stir for a few minutes then add the sauce to the mix and coat well.
  • Lastly add a handful of spinach and stir until it begins to wilt
  • Serve!  – Top with fresh coriander (I will be able to do this when my window boxes grow – please hurry up!)
Almond Butter was a new phenomenon to me when I discovered the Paleo diet.  I can’t get enough of it – sooooo delicious, and can jazz up the dullest of dishes.  Unfortunately it’s not available in supermarkets, but usually in health food shops or specialist food stores.  I like the Organic one by Meridian (the non organic one does not taste as ice and it’s worth paying the extra 50p for the Organic one believe me!)

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