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Green Papaya-Turkey Tumble

Yield Makes 6 first-course or 3 main-dish servings
Notes: Serve as a first course or accompany with rice for a main dish. Garnish with green onions slivers.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1 onion (6 oz.), peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground lean pork
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups diced (1/4 in.) peeled, seeded green papaya
  • 3/4 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chutney, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Salt
  • 12 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves (about 3 by 4 in.), rinsed and crisped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 187
  • caloriesfromfat 40 %
  • protein 15 g
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • sodium 102 mg
  • cholesterol 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir oil, onion, and turkey until meat is browned and crumbly, about 7 minutes.

  2. Add curry powder; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add papaya, broth, and chutney. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until papaya is tender when pierced, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into pan. Keep stirring until sauce boils, about 1 minute. Add salt to taste. Scrape into a bowl.

  4. To eat, spoon turkey mixture into lettuce leaves and roll up.

  5. Nutritional analysis per first-course serving.