Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

by Kelli H. on February 7, 2013

Eating healthier this year hasn’t been hard during the week. We’ve been eating delicious meals that I wouldn’t normally have made in the past. I used to skim past lettuce wraps for a few reasons. One of the best tips I have for making lettuce wraps is to use Bibb lettuce. It works great! It’s really easy to peel the leaves off without ripping them and the lettuce is still delicate. Great choice for this recipe!

This recipe comes together very easily and it’s fast, too! It’s a great weeknight dinner and makes quite tasty leftovers, too. A fresh squeeze of lime for some added moisture and you’re good to go! This recipe orginally came from Cooking Light and called for ground chicken, but I changed it to ground turkey breasts. I also changed the brown sugar it called for to stevia to fit into David’s diet.

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from Cooking Light

4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/2 cup shallots, minced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey breasts
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons stevia
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup basil, chiffonade
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 limes wedges

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons canola oil, add shallots; saute 2 minutes. Add in bell pepper; saute 1 minute. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Remove mixture from pan and set aside.

2. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil; coat pan and add chicken. Cook until browned and crumble. Add jalapeno and cook for 1minute. Add shallot mixture back to pan.

3. In a small bowl; combine fish sause, stevia, soy sauce, and pepper. Add to meat mixture and stir for 1 minute. Stir in basil and lime juice. Serve over bibb lettuce and an extra squeeze of lime.

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Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board February 8, 2013 at 3:34 am

I can’t believe I’ve never made lettuce wraps .. I always see them and think I need to make them but then it always seems like too much work when I’m usually just cooking for one. These look easy though!

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Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes February 12, 2013 at 2:48 am

I love PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps but this is a nice way to change it up. Turkey sounds delicious and I love the basil in it. I will have to try this!

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