Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sticky Spicy Asian Style Turkey Breast

Yo, Folks! It's been a while. Things have been busy...really, really busy. Hold on, let me check my pulse. It's already March. Wasn't it just January like yesterday? Uffda! I need a break.

As I sit here and write this, I think of all the good that's already happened this year. For starters, my husband and I celebrated our second anniversary in January. Ya, ya, we're young. But time flies! I feel like it was just yesterday we were getting married while barefoot in the warm white sand of the Riviera Maya, surrounded by 30 of our nearest and dearest.

I love you, M. You are a ray of sunshine, my comfort and joy each and every day. I love your hair and your ankles that crack each morning. You always amaze me with your energy and passion. I'm so glad you're mine.

We've celebrated birthdays, weddings, new business, promotions. And it's only March! Life is good.

Through it all, I've actually found time to cook. And darn it I wish I had the photos to prove it, but this evening photography deal hasn't quite worked out for me, this is all I've got for you today (despite everything I've cooked over the past week and a half!).

If you didn't already know, my husband loves spicy food. I'm Scandinavian. Spicy and Scandinavian don't typically belong in the same sentence together. So, I've had fun learning about this life of spiciness. I was perusing one of my favorite food sites yesterday, Foodgawker, and came across this recipe for Spicy Sticky Honey Garlic Wings from Le Petit Brioche and knew it would be a huge hit with da man. And I was right. I didn't have chicken wings so substituted with boneless turkey breasts cut into tenders. Served it all with basmati rice and a side of my Sauteed Kale with Garlic and called it a night.

This sticky spicy sauce is absolutely fantastic. It has just the right amount of kick without being too overwhelming on the tongue (I can't stand that). This is one of those dishes you swear you just had down at the neighborhood Chinese joint the other night. Ya, it's probably close. But this one's better and MSG-free :)

Are you feelin' it yet? Whip up a batch tonight! You won't be disappointed.

Sticky Spicy Asian Style Turkey Breast
Original Recipe from Le Petit Brioche
Adapted by A Toast to Taste

Photos by A Toast to Taste

Ingredients Needed:
1-1.5lbs boneless turkey breast, cut into tenders
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp sriracha hot chili pepper sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium

1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, chili sauce, water, honey, and soy sauce. Arrange turkey tenders in a baking dish, pour sauce over turkey and cover with foil. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Remove turkey from oven and pour sauce into medium skillet; bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water and add to sauce. Cook until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

Set oven to broil on high. Pour the thickened sauce over the turkey and return to the oven. Bake until sauce is bubbly.


  1. Let me just say the pictures you have on your site are beautifully done!! They make me drool at everything you post!

    I did make these last week, with chicken tenders. They tasted wonderful, and this was not too hard for a beginner type cook like me!! Thanks for the great meal!

    Your Italian cousin, Sue S.

  2. Sue - Thank you! I'm so glad you visited and tried these out! They really are tasty.


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