Char Siu Turkey Breast Salad

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Lunch, Main Course, Entrée
2 HR 50 MIN
Cooking Style
Boneless Breast


8 oz Mandarin orange segments, drained

2 oz Fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced

4 oz Rose's lime juice

1/2 oz White sugar

1/4 tsp Kosher salt

3/4 tsp Paprika

3/4 tsp Chili powder

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

3/4 tsp Chinese 5-Spice

1 c Pecan pieces

As needed Oil for deep frying

4 oz Sugar

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1 oz Chinese 5-Spice

1 oz Water, cold

1 lb Turkey breast, boneless

As needed Wonton wrappers

1 lb Romaine lettuce, chopped


GINGER SPICED MANDARIN ORANGES: Combine orange segments, fresh ginger and lime juice. Cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

SPICED PECANS: Combine sugar, salt and spices.

Deep fry pecans. Drain and immediately toss in sugar mixture while pecans are hot.

Spread out into a shallow metal pan to drain and cool.

Cover and reserve for service.

CHAR SIU TURKEY BREAST:Mix sugar, salt, 5-spice, and water until a paste is formed. Liberally coat turkey breast with the mixture.

Smoke in a preheated 250 degree F smoker oven for 2 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F.

Trim and thinly slice turkey breast. Cover, chill and reserve for service.

ASSEMBLY: Slice won ton wrappers and deep dry until crispy. Drain and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Per salad order: On a chilled plate or in a chilled salad bowl, place 4 ounces sliced turkey breast atop 4 ounces crisp romaine lettuce.

Arrange salads with ginger spiced oranges and spiced pecans. Garnish with wonton crisps.