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Crispy Turkey Bao Buns with Hoisin & Sesame Pickled Vegetables

December 27

One of the easiest ways of transforming your leftovers into something truly special, particularly if you can get your hands on some shop bought bao buns. If not this same mix works wonderfully in toasted brioche buns.

  • time 10 mins
  • serves Serves 2
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Method
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low to medium heat. Add the shredded turkey to this. Toss it in the oil and once it turns a little crispy stir through the garlic, ginger and chilli.
  2. Once fragrant add the sesame seeds, sugar and honey, let this caramelise for a minute and then stir through the five spice, hoisin, rice vinegar and garlic. If you find the mix a little dry, add a couple of tablespoons of water at this stage.
  3. Steam the bao buns in a bamboo steamer set over a pan of simmering water. Once ready to go, toss together the carrot, spring onions, cucumber and coriander in a medium bowl. Fill with the carrot, turkey, spring onions and coriander leaves, serve to the table on a platter.

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Ingredients

For the turkey: 

2 tbsp sunflower oil 

14oz leftover turkey, shredded 

1 garlic clove, crushed 

Thumb sized piece ginger, sliced

1 red chilli, finely chopped 

1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted 

2 tbsp light brown sugar

1 tbsp honey 

2 tsp chinese 5 spice 

4 tbsp hoisin sauce 

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 

2 garlic cloves, grated 

To serve: 

4 bao buns 

1 carrot, julienne peeled

4 spring onions, thinly sliced 

½ cucumber, julienne peeled 

Handful coriander leaves

For the turkey: 

2 tbsp sunflower oil 

400g leftover turkey, shredded 

1 garlic clove, crushed 

Thumb sized piece ginger, sliced

1 red chilli, finely chopped 

1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted 

2 tbsp light brown sugar

1 tbsp honey 

2 tsp chinese 5 spice 

4 tbsp hoisin sauce 

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 

2 garlic cloves, grated 

To serve: 

4 bao buns 

1 carrot, julienne peeled

4 spring onions, thinly sliced 

½ cucumber, julienne peeled 

Handful coriander leaves

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