Asian Lettuce Wraps

2013-06-20
lettucewraps
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

This is a quick meal to make when you are in a hurry.  I didn’t list them in the ingredient list, but I usually throw in some celery and carrots with the onion and garlic just to add some color and crunch. Thanks Susan for the great recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 3 T minced onion
  • 1-2 tsp ready to used minced garlic (*I use Spice World Organic)
  • 1 1/2 T grated ginger root or (*if substituting dried ginger see note for amount)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 4 T soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1 head Boston Bibb, Butter or Romaine Lettuce

Method

Step 1

Chop onion and set aside. Peel ginger root, then mince, and chop garlic if using fresh garlic. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add onion and saute about 2 minutes, then add garlic and ginger root and saute about one minute more.

Step 2

Add ground turkey to frying pan (with a bit more oil if needed) and break apart and spread out with turner, then add soy sauce, and Sriracha sauce. Cook until the turkey is brown and crumbling apart, and the sauce is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

While turkey cooks, remove the core end from lettuce, separate leaves, and wash under running water and dry with paper towels. Chop peanuts and put in small bowl to serve at the table.

Step 4

Serve filling and lettuce leaves in separate bowls, with chopped peanuts in another small bowl. Each person takes a lettuce leaf, fills with desired amount of turkey mixture, adds chopped peanuts, and then eats the mixture from the lettuce cup. I fold the lettuce cup over when I eat it, so it's kind of taco-shaped, but some people like to wrap the lettuce clear around the filling.

Step 5

*Note: If you want a milder taste use dried ginger instead of fresh ginger root. It is personal taste as to the amount. Start with 1/2 tsp. and add more after the turkey mixture is completely cooked.

 

 

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