Turkey is not usually very flavorful. But this dish kicks it up a notch! Do yourself a favor and be generous with garnishes to add some complexity, too. Tryyyyyy iiiiiiiiiiitttttt…
Thai Basil Turkey By wendisaipkitchen.com
- 1 T. coconut oil
- 1 lb. ground turkey (or chicken)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 t. ground ginger
- 3 T. fish sauce
- 1 C. full fat coconut milk
- 3 T. chopped fresh basil
- Rice of your choice (Note: If you haven’t yet re-introduced rice successfully, try cauli rice, or plantain rice.)
- 1 cucumber, sliced lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into half-moons (for garnish)
- Scallions (for garnish)
- Limes, ends cut off, quartered (for garnish)
- In a large saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium high heat.
- Add turkey and brown until no pink remains. (Ok, it won’t actually get brown since it’s turkey. It’ll be more white.)
- Add garlic and ginger. Sauté for about a minute.
- Turn heat down to medium. Add fish sauce and coconut milk. Heat through.
- Add basil. Sauté for a minute.
- Serve immediately over your rice choice with garnishes.
- Pro tip: offer crushed red pepper as a garnish for the non-AIPers in your life. 🙂