Friday, April 6, 2012

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Serves 2-4.

A good friend of mine and I are recipe swapping today from each other's blogs.  Not only do I get to tell you about this fantastic lettuce wraps recipe, but I also get to introduce you to a pretty awesome blog.  Now, before you get all critical and tell me that her photography is better than mine, and that her writing shows much more thought and humor, please know that I already know that.  And I agree with you.  :)  So check out this recipe below, and then head on over to her blog to see which one of mine she chose. 
Source: Bake, Eat, Repeat blog

2 tsp. canola oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 lb. ground turkey
About 8 small mushrooms, finely chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup carrots, thinly shredded
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced (or 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice)
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 heads leaf lettuce (iceberg, Boston, or butter would work)

Dipping sauce:
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
4 Tablespoons rice vinegar
3 Tablespoons water
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
Heat a very large skillet to medium high heat. Once hot, add canola oil, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds, then add ground turkey, mushrooms, carrots, and salt. Cook until turkey is heated through, about 5 minutes. If you get too much extra liquid in the pan, tilt the pan and use a spoon to get most excess liquid out. Add green onions.  Add soy sauce, canola oil, the zest and juice from the lemon, and Sriracha sauce to taste (we ended up using more Sriracha and soy sauce then called for).
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

For dipping sauce, whisk all ingredients together.

To serve spread lettuce leaves on plate. Place turkey mixture in the leaves, drizzle with sauce, and devour!

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