Long, long ago I pinned a recipe for PF Chang copycat lettuce wraps (recipe here). After browsing my cooking Pinterest board while coming up with the meal plan list the other week, I stumbled across it again and decided to give it a try, with a few variations. I love meals these Asian turkey lettuce wraps that feel light and healthy on a weeknight, but full of flavor.
- 4 large lettuce leaves (I like using Romaine lettuce)
- 1/2 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/8 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper sauce
- 4 ounces water chestnuts — drained, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions — thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
First step in this recipe is to do your prep. Dice up the onion, water chestnuts, green onion and ginger. Measure correct amounts and set aside.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground turkey.
Once cooked through, add red onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar and chili sauce.
Mix together to throughly coat. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add water chestnuts and green onions.
Stir together and cook for about 2 more minutes to wilt the onions. Remove from heat. Stir in sesame oil.
Wash the lettuce leaves thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel.
Fill each lettuce leaf with the meat mixture. Serve and enjoy! Another great work night meal to add to our list. Now I really need to sit down and work on my cook book to keep all our favorite recipes in on easy place. Have you tried any new recipes lately?