Thai red turkey curry recipe

3 ratings Rate
  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 404 calories / serving
Add this recipe to your binder.

Created by chef and author Dean Edwards, this spicy Thai red curry is made with refreshing light coconut milk, vibrant chilli and red Thai curry paste, and is a delicious way of using up any leftover turkey.

Heat the oil in a large pan over a low heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry until softened, about 5-10 minutes. Add the curry paste and cook for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and stock and bring up to a gentle simmer.

Add the shredded turkey to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, then add the beans and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Balance out the flavours in the dish by adding the soy sauce with the lime juice and brown sugar to taste.

Garnish with some fresh coriander, red chilli and a wedge of lime and serve with some cooked Thai rice.

See more Leftover turkey recipes

This recipe comes from chef and author Dean Edwards and is part of our Christmas video series. We've asked some of our favourite chefs and foodies to share their recipes for creating the perfect festive food – from the ultimate southern fried turkey to sensational Boxing Day buffet recipes. Watch the full video here. 


Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 1 x 400g tin low fat coconut milk
  • 300ml (1/2pt) chicken stock
  • 600g (1lb) shredded cooked turkey
  • 150g (5oz) fine green beans, halved
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 limes, juiced, plus extra wedges to garnish
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • small bunch fresh coriander, to garnish
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced to garnish
  • rice, to serve
Shop ingredients
Ways to shop
Look out for this basket to buy recipe ingredients.
Find out more

  • Energy 1696kj 404kcal 20%
  • Fat 17.9g 26%
  • Saturates 8.9g 45%
  • Sugars 8.5g 9%
  • Salt 2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11.5g Protein 49.5g Fibre 2.7g


Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.