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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps, great for an appetizer with friends or for a quick dinner. Either way, delicious! This is also a kid approved recipe, my almost two-year-old son Gavin dove into the turkey so fast I had a hard time taking pictures lol :-).

Filling Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus 1 tablespoon for later
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and minced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 to1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek chili paste or to taste
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
 salt and pepper to taste
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12 butter lettuce leaves rinsed and patted dry
1 carrot, split length-wise and thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped for garnish

Dipping sauce:
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek chili paste
1 garlic clove, minced
Directions:

1. Add vegetable oil to a medium sized skillet and set to medium-high heat, swirl the oil around in the pan. Next, add turkey stirring frequently and crumbling using the back of a wooden spoon. Season meat with Chinese five spice and ginger, cook until meat is no longer pink, set aside on a plate and wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

2. Heat skillet to medium-high heat, add in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil swirl to coat. Cook the red onion stirring occasionally once onions turn slightly transparent add in garlic, water chestnuts, green onions, chili paste, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Stir constantly to combine ingredients and mix in cooked turkey, season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.

3. In a small bowl combine all dipping sauce ingredients  and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4. To assemble wraps spoon some of the filling into a lettuce leaf, top with sliced carrots, green onions, drizzle some sauce over the top and gather lettuce together like a taco to eat.
Enjoy!
 My Son Gavin 10 days from 2 years old, loving the lettuce wraps :)



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Lettuce wraps, great for an appetizer with friends or for a quick dinner. Either way, delicious! This is also a kid approved recipe, my almost two-year-old son Gavin dove into the turkey so fast I had a hard time taking pictures lol :-).

Filling Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus 1 tablespoon for later
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and minced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 to1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek chili paste or to taste
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
 salt and pepper to taste
 ---
12 butter lettuce leaves rinsed and patted dry
1 carrot, split length-wise and thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped for garnish

Dipping sauce:
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek chili paste
1 garlic clove, minced
Directions:

1. Add vegetable oil to a medium sized skillet and set to medium-high heat, swirl the oil around in the pan. Next, add turkey stirring frequently and crumbling using the back of a wooden spoon. Season meat with Chinese five spice and ginger, cook until meat is no longer pink, set aside on a plate and wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

2. Heat skillet to medium-high heat, add in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil swirl to coat. Cook the red onion stirring occasionally once onions turn slightly transparent add in garlic, water chestnuts, green onions, chili paste, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Stir constantly to combine ingredients and mix in cooked turkey, season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.

3. In a small bowl combine all dipping sauce ingredients  and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4. To assemble wraps spoon some of the filling into a lettuce leaf, top with sliced carrots, green onions, drizzle some sauce over the top and gather lettuce together like a taco to eat.
Enjoy!
 My Son Gavin 10 days from 2 years old, loving the lettuce wraps :)



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  2. Lettuce Wraps are so good - one of my favorites! What a great recipe.

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  3. @Kristen, Yes they are delicious, thank you! :)

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