14 October 2012

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

A big thanks to Katie for sharing one of her GO-TO recipes. 
I picked this recipe because it is healthy and lettuce wrap are GREAT!  My husband and I both agree that it needs more of something.  I don't know for sure but I am going to make a couple changes next time I make it. 
 Five Stars
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 ¼ pounds lean ground turkey

½ cup purchased Asian peanut sauce

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1/4 cup chucky peanut butter

1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus additional soy sauce for dipping

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

12 large butter lettuce leaves

1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
***1/4 cup chopped lightly salted peanuts( I added those to the recipe)

In a large skillet heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Saute
the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and
cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with the back of a wooden
spoon, about 5 to 7 minutes.Add minced garlic, peanut sauce, hoisin sauce,
1 tablespoon soysauce, sriracha sauce, water chestnuts to the turkey mixture
and mix to combine. Let it simmer for minutes.

Can be made 8 hours ahead.Cover and refrigerate. Reheat in microwave or skillet, adding water by tablespoonfuls to moisten if necessary, before continuing.)
Stir in cucumber and chopped mint. Taste for seasonings, season
with salt and pepper.Transfer turkey mixture to your serving bowl.
Place mint sprigs and lettuce leaves on platter. To make wraps,
spoon turkey mixture onto lettuce leaf, add a few mint sprigs,
fold in sides over filling, and roll up.


  1. Wow, those look delish -- and healthy, too!

  2. Thanks~ they are the best and very healthy!!!

  3. These look great....I love lettuce wraps.

  4. Julie~ You have to try this recipe, so easy and healthy. I am making the Southwest bell peppers tomorrow, can't wait!!