Another recipe I love from William Sonoma’s Eat Well Cookbook, is the Turkey Lettuce Wraps recipe. This is a great spring meal because it’s nice and fresh.
- Vegetable oil, 1Tbsp
- Toasted sesame Oil, 1Tbsp
- Green onions, 1/2 cup thinly sliced
- Fresh ginger, 1 1/2 Tbsp grated
- Garlic, 2 cloves, minced
- Red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp
- Ground dark-meat turkey, 1 1/4 lb
- Soy sauce, 3 Tbsp
- Rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp
- Butter lettuce leaves, 16 (from 2 small heads)
- Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
- Hoison sauce, for serving
- Heat oils in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add green onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes.
- Add turkey to pan and cook, stirring until turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- Add soy sauce and vinegar and cook 1 more minute. Transfer to bowl.
- To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup turkey mixture into center of one lettuce leaf at a time, top with a few basil leaves or shreds, and wrap lettuce left around filling. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of hoisin sauce, or to taste.
I love this recipe because it doesn’t involve a lot of prep work, besides cutting up the green onion and maybe the ginger if you aren’t lazy like me and buy a jar of grated ginger. I also got to use the salad spinner that I got for my wedding three years ago for the first time! Score…
I usually make 2 pounds of turkey and I use regular ground turkey, not dark meat turkey. I also add a lot more green onions, red pepper flakes, and garlic than it says to because I love those ingredients. I also love Hoisin sauce but it has a lot of carbs, so I have to be careful.
This recipe is also good in the summer time if you have fresh basil in your garden-yumm!! I like to serve it with Jasmine rice as well. Enjoy!