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Turkey leg bulgogi

Turkey leg 'mock duck' fans will love this new Korean-style take on the Chinese staple. Just swap out the pancakes, hoisin and cucumber for bao buns, bulgogi sauce and carrot shavings.

This is a new Korean take on the mock duck and Hoi-Sin sauce that has been so popular. Delicious served either in steamed bao bun. If you do not have bao buns, it’s just as delicious served with sticky rice and sesame garlic stir-fried vegetables.

Ingredients: 1 large boned turkey thigh 180 ml soy sauce 1-2 tsp chill flakes —optional 40g grated fresh ginger 3 large cloves of garlic, finely grated 50g soft brown sugar 15ml sesame oil 15ml vegetable oil 1 large ripe pear or nashi pear pureed 1-2 tbsp chilli sauce 2 tbsp sesame seeds

To serve: 6 bao buns or sticky rice and stir fried vegetables - bao bun recipe to follow! 1 carrot julienned 2 finely shredded spring onions Small bunch coriander, chopped


  • Place the turkey thigh into a large deep saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook at a low/medium boil for 2-3 hours until the meat is falling off the bone.

  • Remove from the cooking liquid and leave until cool enough to handle. Shred the meat and remove any remaining fat or gristle.

  • While the turkey is cooking make the sauce. Add the soy sauce, chilli flakes if using, grated ginger, garlic, sugar and sesame & vegetable oil to a mixing bowl and stir well.

  • Once combined stir in the pureed pear and chilli sauce to taste. If the sauce separates, let it sit for 30 minutes and give it a good stir.

  • Pour the sauce over the shredded turkey and mix to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

  • If serving in bao buns, put a heaped tablespoon of turkey into a bao bun, garnish with the carrot, onion and scatter with chopped coriander.

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