Thai Style Turkey and Cashew Nuts

Turkey and cashew nuts

This vibrant and tasty dish is quick to cook and full of nutritious ingredients.

It is low GI, helping to keep your blood sugar balanced and giving a slow and sustainable release of energy.

Turkey breast fillets – enough for 2 portions, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic – peeled and chopped

2” piece of root ginger – peeled and chopped

1 red chilli – chopped (included seeds will make the dish hotter)

2 lemongrass stalks – each cut into 2

2 small peppers (I used one red and one yellow) – seeds removed and sliced

1 red onion – peeled and chopped

About 8 small mushrooms – sliced

Large handful of dark green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach) roughly chopped

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. mirin

1 tbsp. oyster sauce

Handful natural cashew nuts

Handful fresh coriander leaves

Black pepper to taste

Heat the sunflower oil in a wok over a medium heat.  Add the sliced turkey and cooked for several minutes, stirring continuously until cooked.  Remove the turkey and place on a separate plate for a few minutes.

Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chilli to the wok and cook for a couple of minutes.  Add the peppers, mushrooms and onions and continue cooking for about 3 minutes stirring continuously.

Return the turkey to the wok and add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin and sesame oil.  Stir well and cook for about another 2 minutes.

To serve remove the lemon grass, season to taste and scatter with coriander leaves and cashew nuts.

Turkey breast is an excellent, low fat source of protein that also contains Vitamins C, K and B group and many essential minerals that give good immune support.

Bell peppers contain high levels of essential vitamins and minerals giving them powerful antioxidant properties and immune support.

Mushrooms are rich in B group vitamins and many essential minerals.  They are also a source of Omega 6 essential Fats.

Garlic is a good source of calcium, vitamin C, B group vitamins, phosphorus and potassium.  Garlic has protective and anti-inflammatory properties.  Studies show it has natural antibiotic properties.

Cashew nuts are a rich source of essential minerals including copper, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.  They also contain good levels of essential fats which help increase beneficial HDL cholesterol.

Coriander is a good source of zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium and many essential vitamins