Asian Lettuce Wraps

These are SO good!  Every time I make these I feel like I am eating in a high-end Chinese restaurant.  They taste so fresh and the spicy-sweet flavors in the sauce are beyond delicious.  On top of all the goodness, they are pretty darn easy to throw together and I resort to these quite often in my last-minute dinner crunches.  Being a favorite around my house, these make a regular occurrence on our weekly menu.  You’ll have to let me know how you like love them.

Asian Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from Annie’s Eats

For the sauce:
1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce

For the filling:
2 tsp. canola oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 green onions, chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
2 cups mixed vegetables (I usually use diced red/yellow pepper, mushrooms, and onion)
1/2 green apple, finely chopped  (if watching carbs….go with water chestnuts for the crunch)

To assemble:
Butter (or Iceberg) lettuce leaves, washed and separated

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and mix to blend.

To make the filling, heat a skillet on high heat with cooking oil.  Once the pan is hot, add the garlic, ginger and green onions to the pan, and stir fry for a few seconds, just until fragrant.  Add the ground turkey, breaking into small pieces, and cook until almost cooked through.  Add the vegetables to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Mix in the sauce and cook for about 1 minute until thickened slightly.  Add the apples to the pan and toss to coat. Immediately remove the pan from the heat.

Serve the filling in lettuce “cups”.
Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 2 Lettuce Wraps)
Calories: 256.3
Protein: 24g
Carbs: 15.2g
Fat: 12g (3g = Sat)

Nutritional Information Per Serving (Apple Removed)
Calories: 246.3
Protein: 24g
Carbs: 12.5g  (Mostly from Vegetables , Some from the Sauce)
Fat: 12g (3g = Sat)

One thought on “Asian Lettuce Wraps

  1. A says:

    These look delicious. Maybe we can make them during the HGGWW?? I ran my first five this morning. I took it slow and managed just fine. We’ll see how I do come Wednesday in Central Park. Wish me luck. Thanks for the training program!

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