Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

  • 3 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 bunch green onions (or 1 yellow/red onion), finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 1 can water chestnuts, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbs chili paste (or chili-garlic sauce)
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar or Agave nectar
  • 1-2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp chili paste (or chili-garlic sauce)
  • ¼ – ½ tsp hot Chinese mustard
  • ½ tsp sesame oil

  • Iceberg, Bibb, or Butter Lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

  1. Brown turkey in large skillet; drain. Add onions, garlic and ginger; cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in water chestnuts, soy sauce, vinegar and chili paste. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and sesame oil.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients (except sesame oil) in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Cook until clear and just barely thickened. Stir in sesame oil. Sauce will thicken a little more as it cools, but it should not be thick.
  3. Serve turkey mixture in lettuce leaves with sauce and chopped peanuts. Serve with rice, if desired.
  4. **For a less-intense flavor, layer hot steamed rice in lettuce leaves with meat mixture. You can also adjust the amount of chili paste to make it more or less spicy.

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