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Stir-Fried Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash

Turkey Stuffed Delicata

The stuffing is made while the squash bakes, then both are put back in the oven to heat through if needed. Serve with rice or quinoa on the side.
Thinking ahead – this could be easily made with leftover turkey.

Ingredients

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  • 1 large delicata squash, or 2 medium, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 10oz (300gr) turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs minced, fresh ginger 
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (Maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water

Instructions

  • Place squash halves cut side down in a baking dish and bake in 400F (200C) oven for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion, celery for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ginger, turkey, and sauté until turkey is cooked through
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, cover and simmer gently until onion & celery are tender.
  • Add cornstarch mixture, stirring until sauce has thickened.
  • Keep warm until needed.
  • When squash are ready remove from oven, turn over and fill with the turkey mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 5 – 10 minutes, until heated through.

Notes

If everything is hot there is really no need to put them back in the oven. I just use that few minutes to clean-up the kitchen….
You can substitute 1/2 tsp ground ginger for the fresh ginger.

Keywords: delicata squash, stuffed squash, turkey stir-fry

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