Bang-bang turkey

A quick, easy and delicious family recipe created by British Turkey Ambassadors Phil Vickery.

  • Serves: 6
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Salt the cucumbers in a teaspoon of salt for 30 minutes, rinse and drain. This firms the cucumbers and intensifies their flavour. The salt is washed away so don’t worry about the sodium content.

Soak the moong bean noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, drain and snip with kitchen scissors into 8cm lengths. Blanch in boiling salted for 3 minutes and refresh. Toss in sesame oil and lemon juice, add the sprinkle of soy and reserve briefly.

Blitz the sauce ingredients together until smooth and reserve.

To serve, place the dressed noodles on a platter. Toss the shredded turkey and cucumber together and pile on to the noodles. Pour over the dressing and scatter over the shredded spring onions and sesame seeds.


  • 1½ cucumbers, seeded and sliced into matchsticks.
  • 30g moong bean noodles
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • sprinkle soy sauce
  • 300g shredded cooked British turkey
  • 3 spring onions, shredded
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Sesame Dressing

  • Large pinch Szechwan peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2cm ginger, in matchsticks.
  • 4 shakes Tabasco
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp turkey stock
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Nutritional values per portion

Energy 336Kcals
Protein 31.1g
Total Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 2.7g
Carbs 12.3g
Sugars 6.3g
Salt 0.6g
Fibre 2.3g