Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  • Prep Time
    1 hour
  • Cook Time
    20 minutes
  • Serving
    4
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These lettuce wraps are so much fun to make AND eat.  And they are perfect when you need some kitchen therapy.  Lots of chopping and mincing and tasting as you go.  The dipping sauce (optional) is a Jet Li recipe and it add some sweetness to the dish when you dip the salty lettuce cups.  Use low-sodium soy sauce, by the way.  And feel free to add more toppings, slivered carrots, peanuts, whatever you like.

Ingredients

    Directions

    Taste your turkey mixture and the sauces as you go! Not too much soy sauce -- this can get salty quickly and you need the lime juice and sugars to balance it out.

    Step 1

    Cook crumbled ground meat in skillet with onions and peppers and ginger and garlic. Don't burn the garlic!

    Step 2

    Add all other ingredients EXCEPT cilantro and sauce ingredients. You could drizzle a little sesame oil over the turkey (optional).

    Step 3

    Make cooking sauce: Mix soy sauce, brown sugar to taste, fish sauce (not too much), lime juice, rice wine and a little tamarind sauce. Pour this into your ground turkey mixture in the skillet Save some for your dipping sauce.

    Step 4

    Make your dipping sauce: Use the cooking sauce and add a little sugar and lime juice to taste, if you think it is necessary, and a few slices of banana pepper and mint leaves.

    Step 5

    Add cilantro and mint to your turkey mixture.

    Step 6

    Fill a lettuce cup with a heaping mound of turkey mixture, then sprinkle with more cilantro, mint and peppers.

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