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Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Sep 2, 2020
Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet
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Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower – A rich and indulgent bowl of comfort with a healthy twist! Ground turkey is filled with the flavor of spices and herbs and cooked along deliciously crunchy cauliflower. A nutritious low-carb, keto, paleo main dish for dinner. This garlic butter turkey with cauliflower is ready in less than 30 minutes, everyone will ask for more of this keto / low-carb comfort food! Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower

  • 1 lb (450g) ground turkey (or ground chicken)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, sliced into florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut amino, for Paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (or parsley)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • Red chili pepper flakes
  • Lemon slices, for garnish

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Directions

1. To make the Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower: Heat a large skillet over medium-low with one tablespoon vegetable oil. Saute the pre-cooked cauliflower florets in the skillet, under slightly golden brown – make sure not to burn cauliflower. Deglaze with lemon juice, add in some fresh cilantro, salt and pepper to your taste, and toss to coat well. Remove to a shallow plate.

2. In the same skillet (rinse the skillet if cauliflower has burnt), melt butter with one tablespoon oil and cook ground turkey, breaking the meat apart with a wooden spoon. When the turkey meat is no longer pink, add garlic, the onion powder and give a quick stir. Add soy sauce, water, and hot sauce and continue cooking, stirring regularly, for a couple of minutes.

3. Push ground turkey aside and return the cauliflower to the skillet. Reheat quickly and coat cauliflower in the sauce. Add a drizzle of sesame oil, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro, red chili pepper flakes and garnish with lemon slices. Serve the Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower immediately – enjoy!

Notes:

  • To cook cauliflower quicker: Throw the cauliflower florets in a bowl and add 1/4 cup (60ml) water, cover and microwave for 4 minutes before sauteeing.
  • If you want more sauce: remove the cooked ground turkey from the pan and add butter, garlic, and onion powder. Deglaze with soy sauce, hot sauce, add a few drops of water if necessary – You can use the same quantities as the ingredients list. Transfer to a small bowl and serve along with cooked ground turkey and cauliflower.
  • Make sure to use low sodium soy sauce and don’t add salt to the recipe. The dish is already salty enough!

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