If you’re a fan of Thai food you have to try this amazing Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir Fry; you’re going to love this recipe! And with the right side dishes this low-carb stir fry can work for a Keto meal!
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One of the things that’s a blessing-in-disguise about being a food blogger is the need to constantly update older recipes with new and improved photos, and today I’m happy to have new photos for this ultra-popular Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir Fry. This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite Thai dishes to order in a restaurant, and it has a lot less sugar when you make it at home!
In this dish the oil is seasoned with garlic, and the cooked turkey is flavored with a stir-fry sauce that has fresh-frozen lime juice, Red Boat Fish Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, Gluten Free Soy Sauce and just a touch of Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or sweetener of your choice.) With the addition of slivered onion and red bell this recipe has the sour-sweet-spicy-salty-bitter flavor notes that make Thai cooking so distinctive. Use your garden basil if you have some but if you don’t mind splurging on Thai Basil that will make it even better!
My Tips for Stir-Frying:
If you’re new to stir-frying, before you make this Thai Turkey Stir-Fry you might want to read the basic rules for stir-frying that I learned many years ago when I studied Chinese cooking. Once you’ve mastered those basic techniques, you can make an endless variety of good-tasting dishes!
How to Make Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir Fry:
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- Whisk together fresh-frozen lime juice, Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link), Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link), and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener to make the stir-fry sauce.
- Cut the onion and red bell pepper into same-size strips. We doubled the amount of red pepper in the updated version.
- Cut the garlic cloves into slices.
- Coarsely chop the basil after you’ve prepped the other ingredients; this would be a great reason to splurge on Thai Basil if you don’t have fresh basil growing.
- If you don’t have a Wok, use a large heavy frying pan. Heat the pan for one minute over high heat before you add the oil.
- Add oil and when it’s hot add garlic and cook just until it’s fragrant. Remove garlic and discard. (This is called “seasoning the oil.”)
- Then add red bell pepper and onion and stir-fry over high heat for 1-2 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
- Add the other teaspoon of oil if needed, add turkey, and stir-fry about 5 minutes, breaking it apart as it cooks.
- Cook the turkey until any liquid has evaporated and it’s starting to brown slightly.
- Add the peppers back to the wok with the cooked turkey and cook 2 minutes more.
- Add the chopped basil and cook 1 minute.
- Add the sauce and cook until it’s absorbed into the meat and the whole dish is hot, about 2 minutes.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
More Tasty Stir-Fry Dishes:
Fried Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp, Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Pepper ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen Garlic Beef, Broccoli, and Cauliflower Stir Fry ~ The Little Kitchen Stir-Fried Tofu with Eggplant and Red Bell Pepper ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions: If you’re eating this Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry for a low-carb diet or Phase One of the original South Beach Diet, you’ll want to use an approved sweetener in the sauce. If you don’t care so much about sugar or carbs you can make it with Agave Nectar like I originally did; that version is still quite low in carbs with all the other low-carb ingredients.
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