While the name of this one may sound a bit similar to the Turkey Noodle Stir Fry we did not that long ago, the recipe itself shares only the use of spaghetti squash for noodles, and a few common veggies. Otherwise, it is a whole new recipe that works great as a one-dish meal or cooked ahead and used for lunches during the week. So warm up the oven for that spaghetti squash and pull out a wok for the stir fry and let’s get started.
Maybe it is fitting that not that long ago we posted a recipe for pork chops with endive in which I mentioned not to confuse it with Belgian endive. That got me looking for a reason to give Belgian endive a try, because I’d never had it before. Shortly after, I stumbled into a simple sauceless spaghetti recipe using Belgian endive and crumbled bacon. It had promise, but needed some transformation (besides the obvious substitution of the pasta). So I dove in with a flurry of additions and a couple of outright changes. The result was one of my favorite creations in the PP kitchen in a long time.
Usually, when you glance through your typical Asian restaurant menu, most dishes come with either noodles or rice…and all too often if you ask for them to “hold the noodles,” you end up with a meal that is about half the size it should be (because those noodles are a cheap filler), but for the same price. That certainly is one of the downfalls (and there aren’t many) of a grain-free diet – unless you’ve found a place that will actually increase the rest of the food in your meal to give you what you’re paying for.
Another option is to make your favorite Asian-inspired meals at home (we’ve got more than a few on the site). And by making them at home, you can also have your noodles if you want. Just a slightly different kind. So, today, we’ve got an Asian-inspired stir fry with noodles that is easy enough to make on a weeknight and good enough to share with others any time.
Posted in Kids Menu, Main Dish, Poultry, Recipes
Tagged easy, garlic, Ginger, mushrooms, spaghetti squash, Stir Fry, Substitutions, tamari, turkey