I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be able to come home with enough time to whip up a spectacular dinner Monday-Friday. Sadly, though, that’s just not the way the cookie crumbles most of the time. Work, training, life means the majority of us don’t have the luxury of spending the time we’d like getting creative in the kitchen after work…until now!
This dish is nothing short of a life-saver on busy weeknights. It tastes like you’ve put in the effort, when really… you ain’t. Another 30-minute meal, plus lunch for tomorrow!
It’s ridiculously flavoursome, without being faffy. So you can enjoy a fancy-feelin’ dinner, even if you’re a little time-poor.
Lemon and Soy Sauce are a bit of a match made in heaven, if you want my humble opinion. The fresh ginger makes the whole thing sing, and you could always add a few chilli flakes if you wanted to give this bad-boy a bit of a kick.
I love cooking with turkey – a good, lean source of protein and a nice change from chicken, so I’ll pick it up and bung it in the freezer whenever I see it reduced.
If you don’t already, I thoroughly recommend nosing around your local supermaket’s reduced isle whenever you get the chance. It saves me an arm and a leg, and gives me a bit of variety with my meals.
I garnished mine with sesame seeds and a spring onion which I found lamenting in my salad drawer. Not as crunchy as it once was. Top tip: buy a fresh one.
Serve with rice or noodles, or stir-fried vegetables and these magic zero-cal noodles for a lighter supper.
And enjoy all of this miraculous free time, despite the damn decent dinner you’ve just made, you clever sod!
Lemon and Soy Black Bean Turkey
- 450 g turkey breast, cut into strips
- 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, minced
- 240 ml chicken stock
- 80 ml soy sauce (reduced salt)
- 60 ml lemon juice
- 400 g can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Tbsp cornflour, mixed with water
- sesame seeds and spring onion (optional garnish)
Get a wok / deep frying pan / saucepan on the hob with some low-cal cooking spray, and turn the heat to medium.
Brown your turkey strips for 1 minute on each side before throwing in your peppers, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for a further 2 minutes.
Add your beans and pour in the stock, soy sauce and lemon juice.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, add your cornflour and allow to simmer and thicken for around 15 minutes.
Serve with rice (real-deal or cauliflower), noodles (real or magic), or stir-fried vegetables.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 372 / Protein: 48g / Carbohydrate: 37g / Fat: 3g
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