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Braised Turkey and Asian Vegetables

Five-spice powder-dusted turkey thighs become tender and moist from slow cooking atop a medley of Asian vegetables. Wheat-flour udon noodles are a perfect complement to the flavorful broth.

Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 5 ounces turkey, 3/4 cup vegetable-broth mixture, and 1 tablespoon green onions)

Ingredients

  • 2 (3 1/2-ounce) packages shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 5 baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pre-cut baby corn, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 bone-in turkey thighs (about 4 pounds), skinned
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Preparation

1. Remove stems from mushrooms; slice mushrooms. Place mushrooms, bell pepper, and next 3 ingredients (through bamboo shoots) in a 7-quart electric slow cooker. Combine hoisin sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl. Stir into vegetable mixture in slow cooker.

2. Heat in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle turkey thighs evenly with five-spice powder and black pepper. Add half of turkey to pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add turkey to slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining turkey. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours or until turkey is tender.

3. Remove turkey from bones; cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones. Stir cabbage into vegetable mixture. Serve vegetables and broth in individual bowls. Top with turkey; sprinkle evenly with green onions.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 249
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 116mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 466mg
  • Calcium: 143mg
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