Turkey with Peas & Peppers

The chickens in France are getting fatter.

I’m not happy about it.

We eat meat, but we don’t eat a lot of meat.

The days of me enjoying a 16oz beef tenderloin or mon mari having a ‘2lb T-Bone’ are long gone.

It’s not that we have made an intentional decision to eat less meat, we just tend to eat more vegetables. We like vegetables.

Anyway…. I used to be able to buy chicken breasts that weighed around 5oz (150gr). The last ones that I bought weighed around 8oz (240gr).

Two of those are more than I want to serve, but one isn’t enough.

Thus my unhappiness.

However, I can buy thinly sliced turkey breast in 10oz (300gr) packages which is perfect.

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Turkey with Peas & Peppers

This is a colorful, healthy skillet that works great over rice, quinoa, barley, or whatever grain you like?

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: Skillet

Ingredients

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  • 10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets or tenderloin, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips, the strips cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger, peeled, minced
  • 4oz (125gr) cherry tomatoes, (about 1 cup), cut in half
  • 3oz (90gr) peas, about 3/4 cup, frozen, no sauce
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 125gr) chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch (corn flour, maizena) dissolved in 1 tbs water

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add onion, pepper to skillet and stir-fry for 2 minutes. 
  • Add garlic, ginger, cumin and stir-fry another 2 minutes. 
  • Reduce heat to medium, add turkey and stir-fry until cooked through. 
  • Add chicken broth, peas, cover and simmer 5 minutes, until peas are hot. 
  • Add cherry tomatoes and heat through, about 1 minute. 
  • Stir in cornstarch / water mixture.
  • Serve over rice, barley, quinoa….

Notes

Substitute chicken breasts for turkey and 1/2 tsp powdered ginger (or less) for fresh.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 7.3 g
  • Sodium: 446.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.5 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 38.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.5 mg
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My neighbor found this by our garden gate the other day, as we were headed out for our walk.

I grabbed a quick photo thinking it might be gone when we got back – and it was.

It had 2 holes poked in it and was empty.

It was a large egg, just over an inch long (3cm), and I don’t know what bird it’s from.

According to what I could find (quickly) it’s about the size of a magpie egg, which are speckled, but they’re pale blue / green and this was cream.

I wish I had taken more care with the photo and put the egg in a safe place – but I didn’t.

So now I have a mystery….

4 thoughts on “Turkey with Peas & Peppers”

  1. I always feel sorry for little eggs when I see them like that. It could be caused by anything. A ‘thief’, an egg that would have never hatched, any number of things, but it’s still sad.

    Our chickens are getting smaller. Even the ones I can buy whole and pre-cooked at the grocery are getting smaller. Not sure why. I used to buy them, clean the bones and make enough chicken salad for sammies for sometimes three days. Not anymore. Sometimes now, I can barely eke out a lunch and a half from them. And I think I’ve mentioned before how expensive turkey is here if it’s not Thanksgiving.

    • Smaller? Really? I thought everything in the U.S. was getting bigger lol
      Turkey is popular here, but in parts, not the whole bird. Cutlets for grilling, leg / thighs for roasting or stock. Our ovens aren’t big enough for the enormous birds popular in the U.S. and a whole bird at Christmas is expensive here, 35 – 40 bucks for a 15lb bird. But 2 or 3 cutlets, total weight 12oz, is only around $4, about the same as chicken.

  2. Funny how the egg should just be randomly on the ground . Are there trees around and could it have blown out of a nest I wonder or a bigger bird has stolen it maybe , yes will always be a mystery!

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