Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lettuce Wraps!

I don’t know about you but I LOVE PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. I have to get them every time I go.  I found this recipe today when I was trying to decide what was for dinner. I’m part of the Food Buzz site and they always feature different recipes from other food bloggers.  I was inspired by this food blog.

They were quite simple and very good!! Kyle said “this one is going in the recipe book.” They even had a little spice to them. I made them with ground turkey instead of chicken. I didn’t have most of the ingredients. So Kyle and I headed to Kroger after our run this afternoon. Which by the way was terrible for me. Good thing I’m not running in the Little Rock Marathon! Kyle enjoys long distance running but I’m not a fan. Especially after a big lunch at Vino’s pizza today.

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Served with an egg roll and Plum Wine

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Brown the turkey with the ginger and garlic

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While your turkey is cooking mix together your sauce. Most of these ingredients were found in the Thai section at Kroger.

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Add the water chestnuts, onions, and mushrooms to turkey

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Pour on the sauce and coat evenly.

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Cut your lettuce

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Place in lettuce and enjoy!

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

2 Tablespoons canola oil

10 oz Baby Bella mushrooms, diced

1 1/4 lb ground turkey

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 heaping teaspoon ground ginger

2/3 cup finely sliced green onions

1 8 oz. can of diced water chestnuts, drained

12 lettuce leaves

4 tablespoons hoisin sauce

3  tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoons Chile garlic paste

1. In a large sauce pan, warm 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until tender. They will start to release liquid and smell amazing. Transfer mushrooms to large bowl.

2. Using the same skillet brown the turkey with your garlic and ginger. Drain if needed.

3. While the turkey is cooking mix your sauce. Add hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Chile paste.

4. Add the turkey mixture, green onions, and water chestnuts to the bowl with the mushrooms tossing. Add the sauce mix until coated completely.

5. Spoon you turkey mixture to your lettuce and enjoy!

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