Recipe: Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Lo Mein
I know almost everybody is drowning in turkey leftovers right now and looking for creative ways beyond reheated turkey and sandwiches to use the meat.
Well, the boyfriend and I had a some leftover turkey we brought home from the family’s gathering, so we decided to get a little creative with it and add it to a simple lo mien recipe I’d discovered recently.
The original recipe (which came in the Home Made Simple coupon book) was for beef lo mien, but I’ve modified it a bit–in addition to changing the meat to turkey–to fit our tastes. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious, so give it a try. You can also use this recipe with any other meat you want, or even no meat.
We added some leftover yams on the side and had a bowl of miso soup (from mix) as well.
Leftover Turkey Lo Mein
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 Cups cooked spaghetti
- 2 Teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 Tablespoons peanut oil (we used canola oil)
- 4 Minced garlic cloves
- 3 Cups broccoli florets
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 lb turkey, cut in strips (we just eyeballed the amount)
- Green onions to garnish (optional)
1. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
2. Combine the pasta and sesame oil in a bowl. Toss until well coated.
3. In a large skillet over medium-high height, saute the garlic, broccoli, and onion for 5 minutes in your chosen oil (peanut, canola, or other). Add the turkey and saute for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.
4. Add the pasta and sauce mixture to the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
5. Garnish with green onions and serve.