What's for dinner tonight? Thai Turkey with Basil

Turkey an Basil makes this a quick, delicious,and spicy stir-fry.

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breasts, cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces4 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2  onions, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly packed basil leaves
  • toasted sesame seeds


In a large zipLock bag, combine the turkey with the fish sauce, soy sauce, water,oyster sauce and sugar.Let marinate in refrigerator for a few hours.

In a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the peppers and garlic; cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer.

Remove the turkey from the marinade with a slotted spoon and add it to the hot pan. Cook until almost done, stirring, about 5 minutes. Add the marinade and cook 10 minutes longer or until turkey is cooked. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the basil. Serve over your favorite rice, topped with the remaining 1/2 cup basil and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

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Barbara Urban December 07, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Wow this looks fabulous - thank you for sharing... :)
Barbara Urban December 07, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Wow this looks fabulous - thank you for sharing :)
Monk December 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
It must be good. Barbara went back for seconds.


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