Lighten things up by switching your usual chicken or pork for turkey mince in this simple and tasty udon noodle stir fry. Perfect for a healthy midweek dinner, this recipe is ready in 20 minutes!
We love using mince in our cooking, it's normally a pretty cheap option and it's just ridiculously versatile. Normally it's beef, lamb or even pork mince we're using and it makes its way into ragu, burgers, enchiladas and meatballs.
Recently we decided to mix things up a bit by getting some turkey mince instead and serving it in a yummy udon noodle stir fry full of Szechuan pepper kick and soy and miso umami.
I love fresh, light meals like this.
I also love eating them when it's not below freezing outside. Which is unfortunately not the situation I'm in right now. We are having some horrible weather right now and it has made me supremely sad. Battling through blizzards just to get to work is really not fun.
And I know that British people are notoriously wimpy about snow but it is extreme right now. AND IT'S MARCH, how is this happening?!
Anyway, enough weather talk, let's move onto more interesting things like udon noodle stir fries and spicy, peanutty turkey mince. Does that make you as happy as it makes me?
Ingredients you need to make this udon noodle stir fry with ground turkey:
- Sesame Oil
- Szechuan Peppercorns
- Turkey Thigh Mince (Ground Turkey)
- Red Chilli
- Pak Choi - Use leftover in this peanut salmon recipe
- Udon Noodles
- Chopped Peanuts
- Lime - Squeeze extra over these soy peanut noodles
- Peanut Butter
- Rice Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this turkey mince recipe...
How to Make Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince:
- Crush your Szechuan peppercorns in a pestle and mortar (I use this one) before starting.
- If you can't be bothered to peel and crush your garlic and ginger then feel free to use a paste, no judgement here! I've been using this brand recently and liking it 😇
- We used minced turkey thigh for this recipe because it has a bit more flavour while still being the lean and healthy meat you can count on from turkey.
- While your turkey mince cooks simply whisk together all your sauce ingredients and set aside until ready to use. If you want to make this dish even quicker you could prep the sauce ahead of time and store in the fridge.
- Don't skip the lime and chopped peanut for serving, they add such a great zing and crunch to the finished dish.
Turkey mince is low fat and is an easy switch in so many meals. It's good for so much more than your classic turkey meatballs or turkey burgers so it's definitely worth picking up a pack and why don't you start out with one of my favourite turkey mince recipes this udon noodle stir fry!
Is turkey mince healthier than beef mince?
This can vary depending on what kind of beef mince you buy versus what kind of turkey mince you buy but generally turkey is a lower fat meat than beef and so is usually a healthier choice.
How do you know when turkey mince is cooked?
To make this recipe the turkey is fried in a wok and you'll know it's cooked when there's no pink bits left and it's starting to crisp up a little.
Want more? Try these other turkey recipes!
- Roast Turkey BLT with Herbed Mayo
- Burritos with Chipotle Turkey Chilli and Sweet Potato
- Turkey Ranch Wraps
- Leftover Turkey Soup with Noodles
- Sneaky Lentil and Turkey Bolognese
- Leftover Turkey Curry
Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 clove Garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon Grated Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Szechuan Peppercorns crushed
- 500 g Turkey Thigh Mince
- 1 Red Chilli deseeded and chopped
- 200 g Pak Choi ends trimmed and broken into leaves
- 4 servings Udon Noodles cooked
- Chopped Peanuts to serve
- Lime Wedges to serve
For the Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 teaspoon Miso
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a wok and heat over a high heat until nearly smoking. Add the garlic, ginger and sichuan pepper corns to the wok and cook for 20 seconds before adding the turkey mince. Cook for 10 minutes until there's no more pink bits and some parts are starting to crisp.
- Meanwhile make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. Add the pak choi and chilli to the wok and quickly cook for a couple of minutes. Add the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Serve the turkey with the udon noodles and topped with the chopped peanuts and slice of lime.
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