Thai Turkey Noodle Bowl

Thai Turkey Noodle Bowl

Course: Mains
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anna Bloomfield
Noodles with a savoury garlicky turkey mince topped with any combination of cucumber, peppers, spring onion, avocado, herbs, peanuts and my lime pickled radishes. Delicious.
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For the bowl

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 454 g lean turkey mince
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece thumb sized ginger (finely grated)
  • 4 tablespoons sherry
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 300 ml chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon heaped cornflour
  • 4 portions of your favourite noodles

For the toppings (choose any or all of these)

  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 1 yellow pepper finely diced
  • ΒΌ cucumber quartered and finely sliced
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 75 g salted peanuts chopped
  • Mint, basil and fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 portions of my lime pickled radishes


For the mince

  • Place the cooking oil into a non-stick pan. Add the mince, onion, ginger and garlic and cook over a low heat, breaking up the mince as you go.
  • Measure out the sherry, chilli dipping sauce, soy sauce and tamari into a bowl. 
  • Once the mince is cooked and the onion has turned translucent add the sauces from the bowl and stir over a medium heat until the mince is thoroughly coated and some of the liquid has evaporated. 
  • Now add the chicken stock, stir and place a lid on the pan. Simmer very gently for a few minutes. 
  • Just before serving, stir the cornflour into about 10ml water to create a thin paste. Turn the heat down on the mince to ensure it is not bubbling, then add the cornflour, stirring as you do so. Turn the heat back up and simmer. 
  • Now check the sauce. If it is too thick then add a dribble of water or stock, if too thin then you can thicken further with a little more cornflour.

For the noodles

  • Cook according to the packet instructions. Drain.

To serve

  • Put all the prepared toppings in separate bowls and place on the table.
  • Divide the noodles between four bowls. Place the turkey mince over the top.
  • Take to the table and allow everyone to take the toppings they wish.


Serving: 505g | Calories: 596kcal (30%) | Carbohydrates: 44.4g (15%) | Protein: 35.9g (72%) | Fat: 31.4g (48%) | Saturated Fat: 6.2g (31%) | Cholesterol: 96mg (32%) | Sodium: 1328mg (55%) | Potassium: 1173mg (34%) | Fiber: 9g (36%) | Sugar: 5g (6%) | Vitamin A: 1350IU (27%) | Vitamin C: 211.2mg (256%) | Calcium: 240mg (24%) | Iron: 4.1mg (23%)

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