Friday, 20 September 2013

Sweet and Sour Turkey...a recipe

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven't been around for a week. Troubled times here I'm afraid...the usual stuff we deal with week in week out. I'm nursing the headache from hell, brought on by stress I expect (had it for two days now) and feeling a bit down. This does not make good reading on a thrifty blog, so I've stayed away.

Thank you for all the lovely comments about Daisy's immunisations. Sadly she couldn't have them because her mummy wasn't there to give consent. I have written consent now, so hopefully they will be done next week. She did have her very overdue nine month check though and is fine.

Through my horrid headache yesterday I did manage to make a lovely tea. I'm not sure it was thrifty because the turkey steaks cost £3.33 (3 for £10 deal). I make stuff up as I go along when I'm cooking sometimes and yesterday was one of those times.

Sweet and Sour Turkey

1.   Fry turkey steaks in a little olive oil (I chopped into bite-size pieces).

2.   Add chopped red, green and yellow peppers, few spring onions, a good flick of paprika and continue to fry.

3.   Add a tin of pineapple and stir.

4.   Make the sauce in a different pan - combine a carton of pasatta, 2 tbsp of honey, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp cider vinegar  and 2 tbsp soy sauce.

5.   Heat the sauce through and taste. Adjust until you're happy with the sauce (I added a little more honey because the bitterness of the tomato was still coming through) and add to the meat pan.

6.   I simmered this for 30mins, but check the packet to see how long your turkey needs and check it is cooked through.

7.   Serve with rice (I use boil-in-the-bag because I'm rubbish at cooking rice)

It was delicious!!!

Daisy's version had no soy, vinegar or honey. She loved it too.

This could be made without meat, or with chicken or pork, I just bought turkey for a change.

I hope to be back with some thrifty tips etc soon... let's see what life throws at us first though. Positive thinking is not easy at the moment :-(


  1. Hi Mandy,
    hope youre feeling a bit better now. I wondered if you had had certain problems and that was the cause of you not blogging. Stay calm and focused and im sure you'll get through it.
    Sorry Daisy couldn't have her jabs when she was meant to, and you have to go through the trauma of doing it all again now you have the permission.
    Funny you have given a turkey recipe as its not something I buy much of and especially turkey mince, which ive NEVER bought but was given 2 packs of fresh turkey mince last week that I promptly threw into the freezer as I had no idea what to do with them. OH didn't fancy a "shepherds Pie" with them as it wouldn't be the same or turkey burgers so im stuck for what to actually make with it.
    I only ever eat chicken breast and never cook any kind of mince nowadays except Quorn (don't tell the hubby hes still none the wiser).
    Any ideas will be greatfully received.
    hope you have a nice weekend, keep smiling, take care jane xx

  2. Hi Mandy,

    Hope you are feeling better. X