Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet

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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


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!


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.