Want to cook some delicious Turkey Chow Mein? Learn to make some interesting recipes that use leftover turkey in Turkey Chow Mein...
Generally leftover turkey is utilized for making cold cut sandwiches or jambalaya. Why not try something different and cook up a turkey Chow Mein? This can make leftover Thanksgiving turkey more pleasurable and interesting to eat following the days after the holiday.
After consuming all the indulgent offerings during family holidays why not try some fresh vegetables and bean sprouts for a healthy alternative? Since the turkey is precooked it will take no more than 15 minutes to prepare the ingredients and you can cook up a delicious Turkey chow mein in less than 10 minutes.
Turkey Chow Mein with Bean Sprouts
Wash one cup of bean sprouts and drain the water from them thoroughly. Slice one large red bell pepper and half a red onion into bite-size chunks.
Rinse 2 cups of fresh mushrooms and slice them in half. Chop up two stalks of celery and two medium carrots into 1 inch pieces. Chop up one clove of garlic and set aside.
Sauce for the Turkey Chow Mein
In a bowl pour in 1/2 cup turkey broth and season it with 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce each. Sprinkle salt-and-pepper to taste and whisk in 1 tablespoon of corn starch in the end to thicken it.
Cooking the Turkey Chow Mein
Next heat a large wok over high heat and add in 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Stir fry the mushrooms first and remove them from the pan. Add a little more oil and fry the red bell pepper and the celery pieces. Remove these from the pan and mix with the mushrooms.
Replenish the oil next and stir-fry the garlic and onion together. Add in 3 cups of chunky cooked turkey pieces and stir-fry for one minute till turkey is heated through. Toss the mushrooms, bell pepper and celery into the wok and give it a stir. Gently stir in the bean sprouts.
Then add in the chow mien sauce into the mixture and heat the entire ingredients till it comes to a boil. Prepare 2 cups of packaged chow mein noodles according to instructions on the package and add them to the wok. Toss together and serve immediately.
Turkey Breast with Water Chestnut and Bamboo Shoots
Use a large wok and stir-fry one small onion sliced into small pieces along with 2 cups of sliced celery. Add in one can of drained and sliced water chestnuts and one can of drained and sliced bamboo shoots.
Put 2 cups of cooked turkey breast chunks into the mixture and pour 1/2 cups of boiling hot turkey broth into the wok. Cook for five minutes and let it simmer. Season the veggies with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
In 4 tablespoons of cold water dissolve 2 tablespoons of corn starch and gently pour it inside the wok to thicken the broth slightly. Keep stirring till the broth becomes a little thick.
Prepare 8 ounces of chow mein noodles and 3 cups of white rice. Layer the rice on a serving platter and pour the turkey chow mein on top. Layer the chow mein noodles on top of the turkey and sprinkle chopped cashew nuts to garnish and give the chow mein an authentic Asian flavor.