Ginger Turkey Recipes

Photos by Jesse Ramirez

Ginger Turkey

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
½ medium onion, chopped
1.5 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup water chestnuts, chopped
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium non-stick pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Sauté the onions, ginger and garlic until the onion softens.

  3. Add the turkey, salt and pepper and cook, crumbling it with a wooden spoon, until evenly browned and cooked through (about 10 minutes).

  4. Add the water chestnuts and the soy sauce and continue to cook another 5 minutes.

  5. Cover and remove from heat.




Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

Prepared ginger turkey
1 head of butter lettuce, leafs separated, rinsed and dried
4 green onions, only the green part thinly sliced
½ cup carrots, shredded
Salted peanuts, chopped
Peanut dressing 

Instructions:

  1. Fill a lettuce cup with the ginger turkey 

  2. Sprinkle with a pinch of green onion, carrots and peanuts 

  3. Finally drizzle with peanut dressing




Peanut Dressing

Ingredients:

2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl

  2. Whisk together until ingredients are well incorporated

  3. Add more or less water, to achieve your desired consistency




Spaghetti Squash with Ginger Turkey and Broccoli

Ingredients:

Prepared ginger turkey
1 spaghetti squash
1 lb bunch of broccoli, separated into florets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Cut the squash in half, lengthwise

  3. Scrape out the seeds and strands with a spoon and discard

  4. Brush the inside of both halves with olive oil

  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste

  6. Place the squash face down on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet 

  7. Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until the outside is soft to the touch

  8. Once cooked, allow it to cool then shred the squash with a fork to remove the flesh

  9. While the squash is in the oven, in a medium sauce pan bring some water to boil and add the broccoli and a pinch of salt and pepper

  10. Cook the broccoli for about 10 minutes or until fork tender (do not overcook), drain and set aside

  11. In a medium skillet on medium high heat, melt the butter and add the spaghetti squash, broccoli and turkey

  12. Cook for a few minutes, just until everything is heated through




Ginger Turkey stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Ingredients:

Prepared ginger turkey
6 large Portobello mushrooms
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Spring salad mix, optional
Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Clean the outside of the mushroom caps with a dry paper towel to remove any dirt

  3. Remove the stem and gills from the inside of the caps by scraping with a spoon

  4. Brush the inside and outside of the mushrooms with olive oil

  5. Place the mushroom open side up on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet

  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and remove from oven

  7. Stuff each mushroom with a generous amount of ginger turkey and top with cheese

  8. Return to the oven and broil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese melts and slightly browns

  9. Serve hot over a bed of spring salad mix
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