Tenderstem broccoli and turkey in black bean sauce

As a rule I don’t eat broccoli. Growing up I was a fussy eater, especially when it came to vegetables and in particular “greens”. Over the last 5 years or so I have gradually increased the variety of vegetables that I eat but a few vegetables still remain off the menu in our house (cauliflower, sprouts and broccoli). Every so often my husband will complain about the lack of broccoli we eat and so when I was approached by tenderstem broccoli to take part in Tender in 10 I decided to give it ago. The challenge is to create recipes using tenderstem broccoli that can be cooked in 10 minutes or less, with 10 ingredients or less.

I knew that incorporating the broccoli in to a flavour packed dish was the best way forward. So with this in mind I decided to include it in a stir fry. I have used turkey in this recipe but you could use beef, chicken or pork. I cook with turkey at least once a week as it is good value and a healthy, lean meat. Again I find turkey works best in a dist with lots of flavour like a stir fry or these fajitas.

I really enjoyed this stir fry and would include broccoli in a stir fry again as it adds a bit of crunch to the dish. I have another 10 minute recipe using tenderstem broccoli for you later in the week and if you are still looking for inspiration visit the tenderstem website for lots more 10 minute recipes from celebrity chefs.

Tenderstem broccoli and turkey in black bean sauce
Serves 2

4 spring onions, sliced in to rounds
2cm piece of ginger, finely diced or grated
1 clove of garlic, finely diced
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
250g diced turkey breast
Half a packet tender stem broccoli (approximately 100g), cut in to the floret and the stem in 1 inch pieces
1 sachet (175ml) of black bean stir fry sauce (most supermarkets stock something similar)
2 nests of medium egg noodles

  • Heat 1 tbsp ground nut oil in a wok, over a high heat, until hot. Add the spring onion, garlic, chill and ginger. Stir fry for 1 minute and then add the turkey and broccoli. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes until the turkey is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  • Once the turkey is cooked, add the black bean sauce and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the noodles and stir through the stir fry. Serve immediately.

Disclosure: I was sent 2 packets of tenderstem broccoli, a kitchen timer, note pad, a small recipe booklet and a cool bag for taking part in this challenge. No payment was received.

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