One of the things I have without a doubt missed most being gluten, wheat and milk free….is Chinese takeaway. Being surrounded by people on a Saturday night scoffing their way messily through sweet and sour chicken, crispy shredded beef and chow mein is one of the hardest things to resist.
In my opinion Chinese food is one of the cuisines in the Free From range that really needs addressing. There is a big market for an easy Gluten free Chinese takeaway meal but in my experience, restaurants and take away houses aren’t really catering for our needs and it is extremely hard to find something to eat when a main meal can consist of wheat laden noodles and flour battered chicken.
I have to admit, I invented this dish as a bit of a spur of the moment thing. I had a selection of food in my fridge and really felt like having a sweet and sour based dish. Thankfully, Sweet Mandarins Sauces came to my rescue with their gorgeous sweet chilli condiment which I use on a wide variety of dishes. If you haven’t tried their sauces already, you really are missing out. Here is a link to their website – http://www.sweetmandarin.com/
Serves 1 – 2
- 1 – 2 turkey breasts
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 red onion
- Tamari soya sauce (I used Meridian’s Free From sauce which can be found in supermarkets and Holland and Barrat)
- Sweet Mandarin’s sweet chilli or sweet and sour sauce (can be found at Tesco and Sainsbury’s)
- 1 – 2 peppers of any colour
- Chinese five spices
- Basmati rice
- King prawns
1) Chop the sweet potato, pepper and red onion and place in the oven for 30 minutes to go soft and crispy.
2) Heat some olive oil in a pan and brown the turkey – sprinkle on around half to one tsp of Chinese five spice and half a tsp of paprika to taste and turn down the heat.
3) Boil the basmati rice according to pack instructions.
4) Pour in some of the Sweet Mandarin’s sauce according to personal taste (I used around 25ml)
5) Drizzle in some of the Tamari soya sauce.
6) Pour in the king prawns and fry until golden.
7) Season with a little salt and pepper.
8) Toss the sweet potato, pepper and onion in with the turkey sauce mixture and blend together.
9) Drain the rice and serve with the turkey mix.