Gut Healing Thai Coconut Turkey:
This Thai Coconut Turkey recipe is a modified version of another recipe by my friend Miss Dot. She is extremely talented and has a wonderful blog that I highly recommend.
Gut Healing Thai Coconut Turkey
Yield 4 servings
- 4 cups organic coconut milk (2 cans)
- 1 cup organic chicken stock
- 1 pound pasture-raised turkey breast cut into strips
- 3 stalks lemongrass
- 10 thin slices fresh ginger
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (crimini or baby portabella)
- 1/2 cup scallions (green onions), sliced into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
- 2 tbsp. Coconut Aminos
- 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- Pink salt and pepper
- Chopped cilantro to garnish
Ready In: 35 mins
Step #1: Combine coconut milk and stock and bring to a boil, add smashed lemongrass and ginger and to milk/stock and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove these 2 last ingredients and add turkey to milk/stock.
Step #2: In a medium skillet saute mushrooms, scallions and diced red pepper in 1 tablespoon olive oil until barely tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add to the milk and turkey mixture. Add lime juice and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step #3: Season with pink salt and pepper, adjust taste with more lime or fish sauce and spoon into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro. S
Step #4: Serve with cauliflower rice ( optional)
***Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.***
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 38 g
Total Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 33 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Traditional thai food has a lot of great health benefits. This culture liberally uses good fats like coconut and anti-oxidant rich herbs such as lemongrass, ginger, chile and scallions. These have profound nutritional benefits including reducing inflammation, anti-microbial effects and improving liver detoxification.
This recipe is fantastic over the low-carb cauliflower rice recipe. If you are still consuming grains you can use an option such as quinoa or brown rice which are healthier grains. Coconut aminos are a great substitute for soy sauce and they are anti-inflammatory and good for the gut.
The combination of healthy fats in the coconut milk, polyphenolic anti-oxidants in the various herbs and clean protein in the turkey is very gut soothing and reduce inflammation throughout the body. I highly recommend experimenting with similar combinations and figuring out what sort of coconut ginger soup/stew recipe you enjoy the most.
You can get some very high quality pasture-raised turkey through US Wellness Meats here