Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stir-Fried Turkey in Lettuce Wraps

From Monica Puffpaff. Brought to cooking club on "your favorite go-to recipe" night. I love this recipe because it is so easy but people think you spent a ton of time on it.
It takes 20 min total to prep and cook this baby!
You can substitute any ground meat -- pork, chicken, or beef -- in this dish.


Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno or serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped (if you leave seeds in the dish can get pretty hot, for less hot remove seeds before chopping)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean)
  • 2 large heads Bibb, Boston, or iceberg lettuce, leaves separated


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Set sauce aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over high until hot. Add oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add shallot, ginger, garlic, and chile and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until almost cooked through, 5 minutes. Add half the sauce to skillet and stir until meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Serve in lettuce leaves with remaining sauce.

    Serve with rice and crispy Asian noodles.

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