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Lemon Turkey
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Contributed by: Melissa_JAdded: Aug 23, 2008 at 02:16 PM


Mild, kid-friendly, turkey stir fry.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 pound turkey tenderloin, thinly sliced.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, approx.
  • lemon juice, from half large lemon, seeds removed
  • lemon rind, from whole lemon
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon Arrowroot, mixed with 3 T cold water
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Ume Plum Vinegar
How to make it:
  1. Slice turkey, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Preheat olive oil in pan, over medium heat, for a little while.
  3. Once it is warm enough for the turkey to sizzle a bit when hitting the pan, lay the turkey slices in a single layer on the pan.
  4. Brown for a couple minutes, flip over, then add lemon rind, lemon juice and minced garlic.
  5. Cook until done. Remove from heat, retain pan and drippings for cooking green beans.
  6. Cook the green beans in the same pan, with the juices, until they reach desired tenderness (cover and steam if you want them well done).
  7. Add the turkey, ume vinegar, and the arrowroot water, and heat until sauce thickens.
  8. If it becomes too thick, add more water.
    If soy sauce is appropriate for your type, you may add it instead of, or in addition to, the ume vinegar.Serve over cooked basmati rice, or substitute any compliant rice or grain.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Plum (Dark/Green/Red)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Sauce3 B N N N A A N A

Additive Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Arrowroot- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 04:02 PM By: Lola