Sweet and Sour Turkey

Sweet and Sour Turkey


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About this recipe: My favourite dish is sweet and sour pork. One day I invited a friend for dinner but she doesn't eat pork. So I I cooked Sweet and Sour Turkey instead and everybody enjoyed it. I have been cooking Sweet and Sour Turkey ever since.

Serves: 2 

  • 250g Turkey breast fillets
  • 1 free range egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ green pepper (diced)
  • ½ red pepper (diced)
  • ½ small carrot ( sliced)
  • ½ small onion (diced)
  • 1 slice fresh pineapple (sliced)
  • 1 small tomato (cut into wedges)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 small clove garlic (chopped)
  • 2 spring onions (cut into 5cm / 2 in lengths)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shau Hsing wine
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 150ml / ¼ pint clear white turkey/ chicken stock
  • Oil for deep frying

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Cut turkey fillets into small cubes. Marinate with beaten egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon cornflour.
  2. Coat each cube in the rest of the dry cornflour.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok for deep fat frying. Fry each piece of coated turkey till golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil mixed with 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a clean wok. Sweat the garlic and spring onions without browning. Add in the fruit and vegetables. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  5. Mix the sauce with sugar, Shau Hsing wine, tomato puree, soy sauce and the meat stock. Pour the sauce into the wok with all the fruit and vegetables, and bring to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Stir in the white vinegar. Thicken the sauce with 2 level teaspoon of cornflour mix with 2 tabspoon of water.
  6. Finally stir in the crispy turkey pieces and allow to heat through. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.
  7. This dish is best served hot with steamed fragrant rice.

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Reviews (22)


This take a bit of effort to make but it is soo worth it. Great ingredients, great taste, love it. - 08 Jan 2010


Takes a bit of time to prepare and cook the turkey but the result at the end is delicious and looks great. I added some rice noodles, and as I had no white vinegar I used 1tbsp white wine vinegar instead. - 14 Feb 2015


Lovely recipe. Like the combination of the crispy turkey and the vegetable sauce. - 15 May 2009

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