Asian Mandarin Orange Turkey

Mandarin orange turkey is a quick and easy Asian-themed meal that the whole family will love! Its fast, simple preparation makes it the perfect weekday meal.

Mandarin Orange Turkey

Mandarin Orange Turkey

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 462 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small can mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained (11 oz)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chili paste (or to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz turkey breast cutlet, cubed into 1” pieces
  • Dash of salt

Instructions
 

  • Drain juice from mandarin oranges into a small bowl.  Reserve mandarin orange slices.
  • Add soy sauce, chili paste, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil to the mandarin orange juice and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Mix cornstarch into water and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium heat.  Add turkey, sprinkle with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through with an internal temperature of 160℉.
  • Remove turkey from pan and set aside.
  • Add mandarin orange sauce to the pan and bring it to a simmer.  Add cornstarch mixture and allow it to simmer for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.  If the sauce becomes too thick, add a drizzle of chicken broth.
  • Put turkey and mandarin slices into the pan and heat through.
  • Serve over rice, if desired.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root?  Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
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Handle turkey with care!  Click here for some tips to avoid foodborne illnesses that can be associated with raw poultry.

The sweet flavors in this recipe pair nicely with sweet potato apple butter casserole!

Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

Sesame peanut butter noodles are a spicy, nutritious and vegetarian meal. It’s a super quick and easy choice for a busy weeknight dinner!

Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ginger root, grated
  • ¾ tsp sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp chopped peanuts
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Instructions
 

  • Cover rice noodles in hot water and allow to soak for 30 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  • In a small microwave bowl, mix peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and sriracha.  Heat in microwave until heated.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet or wok.  Add rice noodles and saute for 4-5 minutes.  Toss with peanut sauce.
  • Place in bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and green onion. Serve immediately.
  • Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  For best results, store noodles and peanut sauce separately, combining just before serving.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, Homemade Asian food, homemade Thai cuisine, homemade Thai food, peanut butter, peanut noodles, Thai cuisine, Thai food, vegetarian

Did you know?  While many are worried about the fat and calories in peanut butter, it can be part of a healthy diet!

If you like this noodle dish, try my recipe for lemon poppy seed chicken noodles!

Easy Homemade Ramen Noodles

These delicious and easy homemade ramen noodles are low-calorie and full of nutritious ingredients which make them a perfect choice for a snack or simple meal.

Easy Homemade Ramen Noodles

Easy Homemade Ramen Noodles

Course Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Servings 2
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 oz dry ramen noodles (1 block)

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan mix stock, parsley, chives, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Add chicken, carrots and celery. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add ramen noodles and cook for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Hack: Find plain, dry ramen noodles in the Asian section of the supermarket
  • Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for single carrots or stalks of celery to avoid having to buy an entire package. Frozen carrots and celery would also work in this recipe.
  • Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Cooked leftover chicken can be used in this recipe. Add it in at the end of cooking the ramen noodles so it will have just enough time to get warm.
  • Hack: Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables and/or proteins you have on hand! You can also use whatever stock or bouillon you prefer.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, Asian side dish, chicken, homemade Asian cuisine, Homemade Asian food, Homemade Japanese food, Japanese, Japanese food, ramen, soup, Traditional Asian Food, traditional Japanese soup

Did you know that slurping your ramen is not considered rude in Asian countries?  As a matter of fact, it’s expected. Click here to check out some fun facts about this food!

Suggestion:  Love ramen?  Try some toasted ramen noodles or Asian coleslaw with ramen noodles.

Dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe!

Authentic Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Today, Yuhong’s Country Kitchen shows us how to make authentic Chinese chicken stir fry. Make sure to subscribe to her channel so you don’t miss any videos!

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice, hot

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 teaspoons)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • Chili oil to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix chicken, egg and cornstarch.
  • In a heavy saute pan or wok, heat 3 tbsp oil and ginger slices.  Add chicken and saute until no longer pink. Remove chicken and ginger from the pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil to saute pan.  Saute onion and pepper until just beginning to cook through but still has a crunch.  Add chicken and sauce to pan and heat through.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in servings-sized portions for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Place leftover rice while still warm (to retain moisture) in serving-size containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Serve this with a side of Yuhong’s Asian Stir Fry Green Beans!

 

Quick and Easy Szechuan Shrimp

This spicy Szechuan shrimp recipe hails from Southwest China. It’s healthy, tasty and easy to make from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Szechuan Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp

Course Main Course
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • A few Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp)
  • 12 oz medium cooked shrimp, shell removed
  • cups cooked rice, hot

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients (water through peppercorns) and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook green onion and garlic for 30 seconds. Add shrimp to pan and toss to coat with oil. Add sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, Chinese cuisine, Chinese food, Homemade Asian food, Homemade Chinese food, quick and easy meal, seafood, shrimp, Szechuan Shrimp, Traditional Asian Food, Traditional Chinese Food, vegetarian

Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

Do you have some cooked shrimp left?  Check out this quick and easy tomato and shrimp salad!

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