David's Recipe for Turkey Breasts in Fake Black Bean Sauce

They don't sell fermented black beans in the little town where I live, so I make a usable substitute out of dark miso and soy sauce.

Main Course, pseudo-Chinese

  1. Slice the turkey slices into further 1/2 inch slices across the grain, so that you end up with pieces about 1/2"x1/2"x4" (very approximately).
  2. Add the corn starch, soy sauce, wine, and sesame oil to the turkey pieces. Stir and allow to marinate 1/2 hour, turning the pieces in the marinade occasionally.
  3. Mix the 4 soup spoons soy sauce thoroughly into the miso, a little at a time.
  4. Mix the tap water thoroughly into the miso mixture, a little at a time. When you finish, you should have a smooth liquid of about the consistency of cream.
  5. Saute the turkey over high heat until almost all of it has lost its pinkness, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the onion, ginger and pepper. Saute for another minute.
  7. Add the boiling water and garlic.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible and stir the miso mixture into the other ingredients.
  10. Stir well and simmer on the lowest heat for another minute.

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