I absolutely love aromatic crispy duck from my local Chinese takeaway, however it’s so high in calories that I have to give it a wide berth to avoid becoming, well, wider! Crispy Turkey Wraps from Pinch of Nom is therefore an inspired low-calorie alternative to duck which tastes surprisingly authentic.
I was a little overzealous in reducing down the sauce which made it thicker than intended. Next time, I’ll follow Pinch of Nom’s tip to reheat with a couple of tablespoons of water to loosen. This is a perfect meal to throw together for lunch and is easy-peasy to make.
Recipe: Crispy Turkey Chinese Wraps
Calories: 255 calories per serving
Book: Pinch of Nom – Everyday Light
Prep time: Approx 5 mins
Cooking time: Approx 25 mins
Ingredients: 375g turkey breast steaks, low-calorie cooking spray, 4 tsp Chinese 5-spice, 4 tbsp dark soy sauce, 3 tbsp granulated sweetener, 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 4 low-calorie tortilla wraps, ½ cucumber (sliced into batons), 6 spring onions (trimmed and thinly sliced lengthways)
Cost per portion: Approx £1.56
Method: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees / Fan 160 degrees / gas mark 4.
Place the turkey breasts on a baking tray, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of the Chinese 5-spice onto both sides of the steaks. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until cooked through and crisp, turning halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile, place the rest of the Chinese 5-Spice, dark soy sauce, granulated sweetener and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan, reserving teaspoons of the balsamic vinegar for the end. Place over a medium heat, stirring regularly, and reduce by half, taking care not to burn the sauce. This will take around 4-5 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve. If it becomes cool and starts to over-thicken, reheat with a couple of teaspoons of water to loosen.
Once the turkey is cooked, remove it from the oven. (At this point, the turkey can be frozen once cooled – defrost thoroughly before reheating).
Slice the cooled turkey into strips or shred with forks. Cut the low-calorie tortilla wraps into quarters. Onto each quarter place some crispy turkey, some cucumber and spring onions. Drizzle over a little of the sauce – it is very strong in flavour so a little goes a long way!