This is one of my favorite meals, because its simple to make and tastes so good. As you may know, I have also been experimenting with adding more fat into my diet, and so far I have seen beneficial changes. I strive to bring my macronutrients to about 65% fat, 20% protein and 15% carbs. Some people (non-paleo/non-primal enthusiasts) might think this is absurd. Fat is bad, right? Wrong! It's about eating healthy fats which include saturated fats and fats from animal sources. Just by making this one change, I've had more energy, mental clarity, and emotionally happy. For years, I deprived myself of healthy fats only to become miserable and hungry all the time. I've finally learned to trust my body, and feed it the proper nutrients it needs.
This dish contains healthy fats from turkey and sesame seed oil. I find this dish to be great since its filling and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. I served it with broccoli, but it can also be served as Lettuce Cups, with a side of steamed veggies, or even as a salad.
Sesame Turkey Larb
- 1 pound ground organic turkey meat (try for 93/7 or fattier)
- 2 T sesame oil
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup chopped scallions
- 1 T coconut aminos or wheat free tamari
- 1 T minced garlic
- 1.5 T ginger paste
- 1 T crushed red pepper for spice
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- salt to taste
- Heat large pan over medium heat. Add sesame oil and crushed red pepper.
- After 1 minute add ground turkey. Cook until no longer pink.
- Once turkey is cooked through, lower heat, and add egg. Mix in so fully incorporated. (It shouldn't be detectable like omelete pieces).
- Add scallions, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, and salt to taste. Mix well, cook on low for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.