I hope my cousin’s wife, does not read this recipe, as she is the best Thai cook I know. However, this is a mid-week family meal, that is easy and very simple to make. It is another one of those dishes that can last for at least two days, so it saves you from cooking and worrying about what to feed your family when you get home from work.
Turkey Steaks in Thai Green Sauce
You will need:
A casserole dish or any dish that is oven safe
Tin foil, if your oven dish does not have a lid
Turkey steaks or chicken breast approx. 1kg
3 large potatoes, sliced into circles of about 1cm thick
4 – 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
25 -30g fresh coriander, finely chopped (optional)
1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons of olive oil (optional). I don’t use oil for this dish as the sauce has it’s own.
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of All Purpose seasoning
1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning
1 teaspoon of paprika
1/8 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 chicken stock cube (dissolved or crumbled into the dish). I usually use 1 tablespoon of liquid stock.
Chill flakes and black pepper. Add according to taste, either to your plate when serving or to the dish itself.
Salt, add according to taste (optional). I tend not to use salt as the both the sauce and seasonings contain enough already.
1 jar of ready made Thai Green sauce approx. 415g
If you do not like Thai green sauce, try making this dish with either one of the options below;
Option 1 – with tomato and garlic
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
4-5 cloves of garlic
25 – 30g fresh basil chopped coarsely or 1 teaspoon of oregano (do not add if you are going to make the carrot dish as well)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of soya sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar.
Do not add garlic to the turkey as well, if you choose this option.
For both options, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over your turkey steaks and potatoes
Option 2 – with lemon
Juice of 3-4 lemons
Juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons of Olive oil
1 tablespoon of soya sauce
Approx. 800 fl.oz of water or enough for your potatoes to cook in
Place all your ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir all the seasoning etc. together. Line the base of your dish with some of the turkey steaks, then on top place your potatoes. Next do another layer of turkey, then potatoes, until your dish is full. If you are using the ready made sauce pour, it on top.
Fill up your now empty jar, half way with hot water and rinse out any left over sauce, pour onto your dish. (If you have opted not to use ready made sauce, simply pour your home made marinade or sauce into your dish).
Place some tin foil or the lid, onto your dish and place into a pre-heated oven. Cook for about 1 hour 15 minutes at 200°c fan, 220°c non fan, 400F Gas Mark 6. Keep checking regularly and stir occasionally. If you feel your potatoes are cooked enough, then leave to cool down for a few minutes before serving.
Whilst the oven is on, I usually stick some sliced carrots into a dish, sprinkled some oregano on top with a drizzle with olive oil. I cook this for about an hour with tin foil over the dish, checking and stirring occasionally. If you do choose to cook this dish as well, then I would suggest you leave out the oregano from the turkey dish (your choice of course).