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Last night's dinner was an adventure. I had a meeting with a client in the morning, and she served me some of the best beef tacos I have ever had for lunch. That put me in a fish frame of mind for dinner. Since I have resolved to try at least one new recipe a week this year, I began looking for something new I could do with cod. I found a lovely recipe, but when I went to get the cod out of the freezer, I was out. How did I let myself run out of something so basic? I was also out of salmon. The only fish in the house was canned tuna, and I was not in the mood to try a new tuna recipe.
I took out a pound of frozen ground turkey and a package of frozen vegetables. I could whip up a couple of quick vegetable bowls. It was far short of my expectations, but it would be healthy for HH and me. As I cut open the vegetable package, I noticed a box that said "serving suggestions". It said to top the vegetables with Teriyaki sauce. I realized that I had eaten Teriyaki flavored beef jerky, but I didn't have a clue what was in Teriyaki sauce.
On my computer, I called up the BTD recipe center, and there were two compliant Teriyaki sauce recipes. I combined them, because I didn't have the precise ingredients for either one. Here is what I did.
1/4 cup agave
5 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger juice (I ran fresh ginger through my juicer)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
First I started brown rice in the rice cooker. I warmed the Teriyaki ingredients in a saucepan while I browned the turkey. I added 2 Tablespoons of oil to the skillet where the turkey was cooking and turned up the heat to stir fry the frozen vegetables. I was watching the Teriyaki sauce to make sure it didn't boil. As soon as the vegetables were barely soft, I poured the sauce over them and the turkey. I called HH to dinner.
He took one bite and said, "This is really good."
Teriyaki turkey, where have you been all my life?
I'm sure you already know this but just in case - regular soy sauce contains wheat. You need to use wheat free tamari.
It's always interesting to read your blogs. I've been BTDing since the mid 90s and even though we are both Os our diets are very different. I very rarely freeze anything.
Have you tried using turkey tenderloins? Whole Foods carries them. I just cook them on top of the stove and in turkey broth (Kitchen Basics brand) and then use them sliced for sandwiches on rice bread or made into turkey salad.
I have used turkey tenderloins and like them. I also like turkey cutlets with barbeque sauce. My husband prefers turkey to chicken, so I cook a lot of turkey.
I've never tried "stir fry" type meals with ground meat. Did you make the turkey into mini-meatballs or cook it up in small pieces like for tacos?
I browned it like I would taco meat. But mini meatballs would also be good. Personal choice!
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