August 19, 2014 | post a comment
Want to add a little spice to your day? Try out these fiery Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups, and celebrate Hot and Spicy Food Day! Although they bring heat, the mild, refreshing butter lettuce balances them out, creating an ideal, light and tasty dinner alternative.
What you will need
2-3 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (add less or more upon preference)
3 green onions, chopped
1 pound of ground turkey (or Chicken)
¼ cup of soy sauce
¼ cup of rice wine vinegar
Roasted peanuts (optional)
Hoisin Sauce (upon preference)
How to Cook
First, cook the ginger and garlic on low heat in the sesame and olive oils for one to two minutes. Next, add in the red pepper flakes (if using), and the chopped green onions, and cook for another minute. Next, add the ground turkey or chicken and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Finally, pour in the soy sauce and vinegar and mix everything together.
Prepare the Wraps
Remove the amount of lettuce leaves you want to serve. Wash and dry the leaves. Put the cooked turkey or chicken into each lettuce cup. Sprinkle the meat with the roasted peanuts (if desired), and drizzle the cups with warmed Hoisin Sauce. Voila! A refreshing yet piquant summer dish!