Sesame soba noodles & ponzu turkey stir fry
Cooking: 30 minutes
I love cooking with Japanese flavours. Often making stir fries we toss in a bit of everything and the mélange of Asian flavours works just fine, but this time I’ve actually taken my stir fry in a particular direction. I served mine with a big dollop of wasabi on the side and gave my sinuses a big hello. When stir frying Steggles turkey breast fillets the secret is to cook it fast and hot and get it off the heat. You want it to stay succulent and tender. I trick my kids into eating extra vegetables by adding spiralised zucchini to all noodle and spaghetti dishes. It’s my silent fist pump for parental manipulation after they run rings around me all day.
Ingredients: (stir fry)
- 700g (1 packet) Steggles turkey breast fillet
- ½ onion, finely sliced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 inch ginger, peeled and chopped
- 4 tbs coconut oil
- 1 bunch of asparagus (end trimmed then cut on the diagonal with heads intact)
- 1 head broccoli (florets removed then stem trimmed and chopped)
- 1 large handful snow peas 170g (topped and tailed)
- 1 lemon, juice only
- 1 lime, juice only
- ¼ cup of mirin
- ¼ cup of tamari
For the soba noodles:
- 1 zucchini, spiralised, or sliced into a long noodle-like julienne
- 1 ½ bunches soba noodles (135g)
- 1 heaped teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tbs sesame oil
- Wasabi for serving
- Slice your Steggles turkey breast fillet very thinly. Season generously with sea salt and pepper.
- Pop one tablespoon coconut oil in a hot wok and when it’s super hot add half of your turkey in a single layer. This should take only three minutes or so.
- Repeat with second batch and another spoon of oil. Set turkey aside.
- Add remaining oil to wok, add your onion, stir for a few minutes before adding your garlic and ginger.
- Chuck in your broccoli, stir for a minute and then add your lemon and lime juice. Stir well.
- Add your remaining vegetables, tamari and mirin. Stir well to combine.
- Return turkey to wok, mix through and remove from heat.
- For the noodles pop a saucepan of water on the stove and bring to boil. Add soba noodles for 1½ minutes, before adding zucchini noodles for a further 1½ minutes. Remove from heat and drain well.
- Place in a bowl and add sesame oil and sesame seeds and stir well.
- Serve on a plate with a dollop of wasabi.
Recipe developed and prepared by Danielle Colley from one of Australia’s favourite food and family blogs, Keeping Up With The Holsbys.