Garlic Pepper Turkey Noodles
To demonstrate that great and simple Thai food isn’t always necessarily spicy or in a curry form, I’m gonna share my Thai-inspired garlic pepper turkey noodles. As with most of the recipes you see on here, the protein can be easily switched for anything of your choice, but today we’re using ground turkey, which makes for a great texture to go along with a bite of freshly cooked noodles!
For the stir-fry, I used avocado oil, though most people like to use olive. It’s just a matter of preference, but in Thai cooking, you usually want to use any neutral oil like vegetable oil. One of the benefits to avocado oil is its high smoking point, and I just personally prefer its flavor. Also when seasoning your turkey, feel free to add chili flakes or even fresh Thai chilis if you want an extra kick. I kept it out of this recipe because I really wanted to celebrate the rich garlic flavor infused into the whole Thai stir fry dish. Easy, filling, and delicious!
Chop garlic into large thin slices and cook on a pan over medium-high heat with oil.
When the oil begins to bubble, add chopped onions and cook for another 60-90 seconds or until the garlic begins to brown and caramelize.
Add ground turkey to the pan, then add a generous amount of white pepper, a dash of oyster and golden mountain seasoning sauce, a pinch of sugar, and chili flakes if desired.
Cook and stir well until the turkey is brown. Add oyster sauce to taste.
Prepare noodles with boiling water in a separate pot and strain.
Serve noodles topped with turkey stir fry topped with scallions and fried garlic.