Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap

So this is the first recipe I've tried from Damn Delicious blog and it was not disappointing. I loved that it used ground turkey instead of ground beef, as turkey is better for you and you will not miss the ground beef! Now you may be thinking where's the lettuce? I forgot to take a pic of it wrapped in a lettuce leaf so you will have to use you imagination. The kids were a little hesitant about using lettuce instead of a tortilla, but after a little trial and error they got the hang of it.

Serves 4 (I doubled for our family of 6)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 cup cooked rice
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 head butter lettuce (I suggest bib lettuce or just regular iceberg)

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
Add garlic, bell pepper and onion to the saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and ground turkey until well combined. Add rice and green onions and gently toss to combine.
To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the turkey mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

Recipe from Damn Delicious

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