Turkey Again????? Leftover Turkey Recipe 3 – Curried Turkey Chow Mein


Adapted from “My Students’ Favorite Chinese Recipes updated edition” by Norma Chang

1 pound Chinese egg noodles (lo mein noodles) (see NOTE), parboiled 6 minutes, drain and cool under cold running water, drain again and set aside.
6 – 8 ounces hand shredded or sliced turkey meat
1 pound vegetables of choice (bok choy, cabbage, summer squash, sweet peppers, celery…) sliced
1 – 2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 scallion, clean and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons oil
1 – 2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste
2 – 3 teaspoons curry powder or to taste

In a small bowl combine the following. Stir well before adding to wok. This is the sauce:
½ cup turkey broth
1 tablespoon ginger wine
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (see NOTE)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (see NOTE)
½ – 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce, optional
ground white or black pepper to taste
2 teaspoon cornstarch

1. Add 2 tablespoons oil to preheated wok or frying pan, swirl to coat cooking surface.  Heat to near smoking. Add noodles, stir-fry until noodles are heated through and evenly coated with oil. Spread on a large preheated platter.

2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok or frying pan. Add salt, vegetables, carrots and onion. Stir fry until vegetables reached desired doneness. Drain vegetables, reserve liquid, if any, arrange vegetables on top of noodles.

3. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok. Add garlic, stir fry until translucent. Add curry powder, stir fry 10 seconds. Add sauce and any reserved liquid from vegetables, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add turkey. Mix well. Adjust taste, Spoon on top of vegetables. Garnish with scallion. Serve hot.

NOTE: For  gluten free version
Substitute: sweet potato noodles for the Chinese egg noodles
Substitute: gluten free soy sauce for the oyster and soy sauce

Copyright © 2011 by Norma Chang

About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults
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4 Responses to Turkey Again????? Leftover Turkey Recipe 3 – Curried Turkey Chow Mein

  1. Hi Norma,
    I made this for dinner last night… and brought it to work for lunch today too! Very good recipe, the family really enjoyed it. Thank you for giving us another choice when it comes to turkey leftovers!

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