Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sweet and Sour Turkey

This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Rena, a few years back before I started blogging and I didn’t think back then to ask her where she got this recipe from. Will ask her next time I call her. This is one of my girls favourite recipes and it’s one of those meals that you feel that you don’t need a dessert afterwards.

If you have leftover salsa, it makes a delicious pasta dish the next day.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: about 1 hour
Serves: 5 - 6


· 1 kilo turkey breast, cut into small pieces
· 1 can (330 ml) beer

Salsa (sauce)

· 1 big onion, finely chopped, or in cubes
· 1/3 cup olive oil
· 2 cups bell peppers yellow, red and green
· 1 tinned pineapple 300 gr., together with syrup
· 3 - 4 carrots, grated or sliced
· the juice of about 4 - 5 oranges (1 cup)
· 1 tablespoon of honey
· 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar
· Salt and freshly ground black pepper
· 1 tomato juice (500 grams)

For thickening:

· 1 tablespoon corn flour (optional)
· ¼ cup milk (optional)


1. In a saucepan heat half the olive oil and sauté the onion. Add the bell peppers, the pineapple each slice cut in eight pieces as well as the pineapple juice, the orange juice, the honey, the vinegar, the tomato, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

2. As soon as it boils heat the remaining olive oil in a bigger saucepan and sauté the turkey on all sides.

3. Pour the beer and wait until alcohol evaporates and then add the sauce (no additional water is necessary).

4. Cook for about 1 hour until the turkey is tender and the sauce is thick.

5. If the sauce needs thickening stir the corn flour (starch) with the milk and add, stirring for a couple of minutes.

6. Serve with Rice (basmati preferably).

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