Thai Peanut Turkey Noodles

November 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Main Dish, My Own Creation, Thai | Leave a comment

Tonight I came up with something that was inspired by a recipe I saw while flipping through a magazine at one of the many doctor’s offices that we visit. It looked really delicious but since I didn’t rip out the recipe, I just “winged” it. It turned out pretty good.  I purchased 2.5 pounds of turkey breast cutlets because that was the smallest package; half of the cutlets are in the freezer and I used the other half for tonight, to feed the three of us.

Ingredients:

8 ounces of linguine

1 1/4 pound turkey cutlets, cut into strips

3 tbsp. canola oil

4 ounces of snow peas

three carrots

half of a 9 oz. container of Thai Peanut Satay sauce (you could use more; I wasn’t sure how strong it was)

colorful!

Peel carrots; toss peelings and keep peeling to make ribbons.  The picture in the magazine showed those little carrot pieces that you can buy in the grocery store; they had them at the store but I decided to save money and make  ribbons.

pretty!

Boil linguine in salted water.

Use lots of water!

Drain linguine and set aside while you grab the wok and warm the canola oil on high heat; when it’s hot, add the turkey carefully and lower heat to medium-high.

Once turkey is all browned and cooked through to 160 degrees F (use the meat thermometer), use slotted spoon and pop into a bowl with a paper towel on the bottom (to soak up extra oil).

Remove wok from stove and let it cool for a couple of minutes.  Grab some paper towels and wipe out SOME but not ALL of the oil in the wok; leave about one tablespoon.  Add the peanut sauce and return to the stove, turning it on medium-high.  Once the oil and peanut sauce start to boil, add the turkey and snow peas.

Let them cook together for about four minutes; add the carrot ribbons.

Let the carrots sit for about a minute; if they cook too long, the ribbons will get mushy.

Add the drained linguine and gently toss.

Keep tossing until it’s nice and mixed up.

Serve warm.  Yummy!

I think that next time, I’ll add more of the peanut sauce.  Of course, we ate supper with our chopsticks.  Makes it more fun.

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