Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Total time: less than 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Did you know that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables? Why not take advantage of their benefits by adding crunch to your dishes with peanuts?

Packing a slight kick of spice, these fresh, vibrant turkey lettuce wraps are sure to make their way onto your weekly menu rotation.

For 4 servings / 8 wraps

- 1 lb / 500 g ground turkey or chicken
- 1 or 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. finely grated ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. peanut oil
- ½ cup / 125 ml chicken broth
- ¼ cup / 60 ml peanut butter
- 4 Tsp. fish sauce
- 2 Tsp. light soy sauce
- ½ Tsp. chili flakes (optional)

- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 8 large Boston lettuce leaves
- ½ cup / 125 ml matchstick-size cucumber pieces
- ¼ cup / 60 ml each fresh cilantro and mint leaves, barely chopped
- 3 Tbsp. barely chopped peanuts

  1. In a large wide frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey, shallots, ginger and garlic. Stir to break up meat until turkey is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, peanut butter, fish sauce, soy sauce and chili flakes. Simmer, stirring occasionally until broth has nearly evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Using one or two wedges of lime, squeeze juice over top. Serve warm, not hot.

To serve, place a lettuce leaf on a plate, scoop about ¼ cup warm meat mixture onto leaf. Top with a few pieces cucumber, some herbs, a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of peanuts. Wrap with lettuce leaf to form an enclosed bundle.

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 Photo & Collaboration : Peanut Bureau of Canada

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