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I was cleaning out the freezer earlier this week when I found a package of turkey wings and legs from a turkey I had made a couple of months ago. I defrosted the package and stripped the meat off the bones. Voila, leftover turkey meat without the whole turkey!
I decided to make a lo mein dish with the turkey shreds. Really easy and yummy! Here at the Frugal Follies household, we are cutting down on carbs, so I only used about 2 ounces of thin spaghetti in the dish. If you want to make the dish go further, add more noodles.
Here's the recipe:
TURKEY LO MEIN
2 tbsp canola oil
1 bunch scallions, chopped
2 ribs celery, sliced
8 baby carrots, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup homemade chicken stock
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp soy sauce
8 ounces turkey meat, fully cooked
2 ounces thin spaghetti
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and peppers in turn, stirring for 2-3 minutes between each addition.
In a separate small bowl, combine the chicken stock, ginger, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add the turkey meat and stir. Bring the heat down to medium-low, cover the skillet, and cook for 10-15 minutes.
In a separate medium saucepan, cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
Add the cornstarch and water to a lidded container. Cover and shake until the cornstarch is dissolved. Uncover the skillet and add the cornstarch/water mixture to the skillet. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is thickened.
Add drained spaghetti to the skillet and stir until the spaghetti is covered in sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
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