Thai-Inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Submitted by stephkorenek

Makes 8 servings



Makes 8-12 lettuce wraps, depending on how many meatballs you put in each, recipe adapted slightly from The South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook

Recipe Ingredients for Thai-Inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps

4 tbsp Fish Sauce
4 serving Rice Vinegar
2 1tsp Oil, Sesame
16 oz Ground White Turkey, 98% Fat-free
1 clove Garlic
1 tbsp Oil, Sesame
0.5 serving Rice Vinegar
1 serving Lite Soy Sauce
3 tsp Ginger Root
1 small (6-3/8" long) Cucumber, Peeled
8 leaf, large Lettuce, Butterhead

Recipe Directions for Thai-Inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  1. Mix together the fish sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes and let the dressing flavors

  2. blend while you make and cook the meatballs.

  3. Chop garlic and grate fresh ginger root, then add sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Put ground turkey

  4. in a bowl, then use a large spoon to mix in the seasoning mixture. (The meat mixture is very soft. If you're

  5. not rushed for time I would chill the turkey mixture for 20-30 minutes before making the meatballs, or just

  6. make small patties instead of meatballs.)

  7. Heat 2 tsp. peanut or grapeseed oil in a large heavy frying pan, then use a tablespoon-sized measuring cup

  8. to scoop out turkey to make meatballs (or small patties), adding each one to the hot pan as you make them.

  9. Cook the meatballs in two batches so you don't crowd the pan, cooking each batch until the outside is

  10. lightly browned and they're cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. (I added the other tsp. of oil when I cooked

  11. the second batch.)

  12. While meatballs cook, wash and dry mint leaves (or chop cilantro) and cut the cucumber into thin slices,

  13. then slice into matchstick pieces. (You can also just chop the cucumber if you don't want to be that fancy.)

  14. Wash and dry lettuce leaves. (I used just the tender sweet inside leaves and saved the rest for salad.)

  15. When meatballs are done, make lettuce wraps by putting 2-3 meatballs inside a piece of lettuce, drizzling

  16. on sauce, and topping with cucumber and mint or cilantro. If you make this for a dinner party, it would be

  17. fun to let guests assemble their own, and I'm betting you won't have any leftovers!

Categories

Main Dish, Thai

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 171.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
111
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Potassium
67mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
4.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
13.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* 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
88% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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