Singapore Turkey Stew

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Don't let the list of ingredients scare you...this goes together quickly and easily (I made it after work, it was on the table in 45 minutes). I found this in Sunset magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, five spice, chili flakes and salt; shape mixture into 1-inch balls; pour flour onto a large plate and roll balls in flour to coat lightly.
  2. Pour oil into a 4-5 qt nonstick pan over medium-high heat; add meatballs in a single layer; cook, turning often, until lightly browned all over and barely pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate.
  3. Add garlic and ginger to pan and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds; add coconut milk, broth and meatballs; bring to a simmer.
  4. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in bok choy, baby corn, tomatoes, water chestnuts, green onions, and lime juice and cook, stirring often, until bok choy leaves are wilted and stems are barely tender to bite, about 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve from the pan.
Most Helpful

Tasty, hearty meal that above all is absolutely gorgeous to look at. I can't wait to serve it to company as it's sure to impress. I found the broth a bit bland for our tastes so I did add red chili paste, but overall, it was a lovely and comforting soup. Rather simple to make too, and the textures also compliment each other well. Thanks for sharing.

MrsMM January 19, 2007

I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I saw this in Sunset a few years ago when I was waiting to see my dentist. Before I could copy the recipe my name was called. I went home and searched the web for this recipe and was happy to find this posted. I've cooked this stew many times since and it's always yummy and comforting. Thanks again!

CinchaS December 19, 2006

Great recipe. The flavor in the broth was so good, subtle yet voluptuous. I can't figure out how it infuses the whole dish when most of it is in the meatballs but it does. It smells and tastes wonderful. I'll probably use less meat next time since we don't eat a lot of it these days and so it was a bit too meaty for us. I also didn't use cilantro because we really dislike the flavor and I always omit it from recipes.

maubee May 26, 2004