Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Sometimes when I tell my family what I plan on making for dinner, I am sure they are filled with doubt and try to hide it. Sometimes they are right to doubt a recipe, but this time was not one of those times. Turkey and lettuce are not known for being super flavorful, but this recipe really has a lot of flavor with so few ingredients. I was shocked myself. These wraps are a healthy, quick, flavorful dinner.

Adapted from Pink Parsley


20 ounces ground turkey
4 tablespoons fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
5 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 green onion stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
Water chestnuts, coarsely chopped
12-15 Boston lettuce leaves


Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey and lime zest, and cook for 5-10 minutes. While cooking, break up turkey with a wooden spoon so that there are no large clumps.

Meanwhile, whisk fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and cornstarch together in small bowl. Once turkey has cooked, add fish sauce mixture to the skillet. Stir constantly and cook until the sauce has been mixed in and thickened, about 1 minutes. Remove pan heat, add dried basil, scallions, and water chestnuts.

Spoon meat mixture on to lettuce leaves and wrap to eat. Serves 3-4.

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