Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Turkey Loaf For One

This recipe is a slight adaptation from a cooking-for-one cook. The original recipe called for ground pork, but I prefer ground turkey, so I went with that.  The formula is also scaled up to produce two portions.

It's relatively easy and quick to cook but a bit spendy if you don't have a pantry stocked with rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, and panko crumbs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


  • .75lbs ground turkey
  • 80 grams Hoisin Sauce
  • 30 grams rice vinegar
  • 56 grams panko crumbs
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 30 grams low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 15 grams ginger paste
  • 15 grams garlic paste
  • .5 tsp cooking oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash hoisin sauce and rice vinegar with a fork in a small bowl, then set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine by stirring the following ingredients:
    1. Panko
    2. ~1 of the sliced spring onions
    3. Soy sauce
    4. Egg yolks
    5. Ginger paste
    6. Garlic paste
  4. Gently knees the ground turkey into the panko mix until well combined, then divide the turkey mix into two roughly brick-like shapes about 3” x 5” in size.
  5. Add the cooking oil to a 10” pan over medium meat. When the oil starts to smoke, gently place the turkey bricks in the pan and cook for ~2 minutes per side.
  6. After both sides of the bricks are browned, carefully transfer them to an oven-safe baking pan and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes, Carefully remove the turkey bricks from the oven. Liberal paint the tops and sides of the turkey bricks with the hoisin-vinegar mix before returning the baking pan to the oven.
  8. Continue to cook until the internal temperature of the turkey bricks reaches 160°f.
  9. Remove the turkey bricks from the oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes on a plate before garnishing with spring onions and enjoying.


Nutritional values are calculated on the total of all ingredients, not on the finished product's preparation methods or tested caloric content.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22 g34 %
Saturated Fat 5 g25 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 170 mg57 %
Sodium 2393 mg100 %
Potassium 651 mg19 %
Total Carbohydrate 17 g6 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g9 %
Sugars 16 g
Protein 49 g99 %
Vitamin A17 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium6 %
Iron18 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated or evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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