Crispy Ginger-and-Garlic Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Makes 4 to 5 servings
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup water
1 (20-ounce) package lean ground turkey
1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 head iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves
Hoisin sauce (optional)
How to Make It
Cook carrots and 1/2 cup water in a large nonstick skillet over high heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until carrots are softened and water is evaporated. Remove from skillet.
Reduce heat to medium. Cook turkey in skillet about 5 minutes, stirring until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink. Add carrots, mushrooms, and next 8 ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Add green onions, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Spoon mixture evenly onto lettuce leaves; roll up. Serve with hoisin sauce, if desired.
Made these tonight and I'm super-impressed. Great flavor in the turkey and the veggies not only make it good for me but stretches the meal too! Don't be intimidated if you don't have all of the ingredients. I didn't have hoison so I used a little extra Trader Joe's Soyaki. Delicious. I also served it with sriracha sauce and made this sauce to go with: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/barbara-oseland/asian-turkey-lettuce-wraps/quick-easy-healthy-green-salad#.UG-Q5VbE6WE.pinterest
a family favorite!! i've modified the recipe slightly -- doubled the meat, and/or added chopped cooked shrimp. reduced peanut butter to 2 tblsp. but a great and easy recipe that is quick and delicious!
Good N Healthy! I doubled the turkey and added red peppers & snap peas. Served it on Nappa cabbage which holds together pretty well. Also added some Sriracha for some kick. Omitted the Teriyaki to keep the sodium low and I can't even tell its gone. Topped with peanuts. If you like this one try the Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups also found on CL. Same concept with a few twists. Think I like that one better but they are both good.