Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Looking for an easy Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe? Learn how to make Asian Lettuce Wraps using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lorimcc67

Makes 5 servings



Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling

Recipe Ingredients for Asian Lettuce Wraps

1 T vegetable oil
3 T minced onion
2 T minced garlic
2 T grated ginger root
1 1/4 lbs. Lean ground turkey
4 T soy sauce
1 serving Chili Garlic Sauce
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 head,+large Lettuce

Recipe Directions for Asian Lettuce Wraps

  1. Chop onion and set aside. Peel ginger root, then grate with the large side of a cheese grater, and chop garlic if using fresh garlic.

  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add onion and saute about 2 minutes, then add garlic and ginger root and saute about one minute more.

  3. Add ground turkey to frying pan (with a bit more oil if needed) and break apart and spread out with turner, then add soy sauce and chili garlic sauce.

  4. Cook until the turkey is brown and crumbling apart, and the sauce is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

  5. While turkey cooks, wash and chop fresh cilantro to make 1 cup.

  6. Remove the core end from lettuce, separate leaves, and wash in salad spinner and spin dry (or wash under running water and dry with paper towels.) Chop peanuts and put in small bowl to serve at the table. (optional as it adds about 50 calories per serving.)

  7. When turkey is done, add chopped cilantro and cook 1-2 minutes more. Serve filling and lettuce leaves in separate bowls, with chopped peanuts in another small bowl. Each person takes a lettuce leaf, fills with desired amount of turkey mixture, adds chopped peanuts, and then eats the mixture from the lettuce cup. I fold the lettuce cup over when I eat it, so it's kind of taco-shaped, but some people like to wrap the lettuce clear around the filling.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 295.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
223
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
848mg
35%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
7.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
24.7g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 6% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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