Fried turkey with bang bang sauce

Preparation time
overnight

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 4

By Matt Tebbutt

Ingredients

For the fried turkey

  • 2 turkey thighs, skinless, bone removed and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 200ml/7fl oz buttermilk to marinate
  • pinch ground star anise
  • 10 coriander seeds, crushed
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • 250g/9oz plain flour
  • 4 tsp crushed Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5-spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the bang bang sauce

  • 250g/9oz smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

To serve

  • handful curry leaves
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chillis, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp micro coriander
  • 1 tbsp micro amaranth
  • handful toasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • few bean sprouts
  • 150g/5½oz pickled onion rings, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds

 

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