Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This meal is gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy, easy and DELICIOUS. The lean ground turkey is marinated in a delicious blend of flavors, then quickly cooked up on the stove and served in cool, crisp lettuce wraps. What more can I say to entice you? Try this recipe. Trust me.

Ingredients for the turkey wraps
3 tablespoons honey
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tbsp chili garlic sauce (you could use 2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce OR 2 of sriracha if you only have one of the ingredients on hand)
2 tbsp + 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce, divided
Juice from one lime
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + 1 tsp, divided
1 pound lean ground turkey
4 green onions, diced
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 head of iceberg lettuce, washed and divided into leaves
Optional: additional soy sauce, Chinese mustard

Ingredients for the cucumber-pepper relish (optional)½ cup cucumber, diced
½ cup red onion, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
¼ tsp each salt & pepper
Splash of lime juice

Step One
In a medium-size mixing bowl, stir together honey, sriracha, chili garlic sauce, 2 tbsp soy sauce, lime juice, ginger and 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix turkey into bowl and let marinate for 20 minutes (at room temperature).

Step Two
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the cucumber, onion, red pepper, salt, pepper and lime juice. Cover and put in refrigerator until ready to use.

Step Three
Heat remaining oil on medium in a large skillet. Sauté green onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through.

Step Four
Add in meat mixture and cook, stirring/breaking up meat occasionally, about 6-7 minutes or until no longer pink.

Step Five
In a ramekin or other small bowl, mix together cornstarch and remaining soy sauce. Add to pan and cook through for an additional minute or two (this will help to thicken up the meat mixture).

Serve immediately with lettuce leaves, cucumber-pepper relish, additional soy sauce/Chinese mustard/Sriracha, alongside some edamame, if desired.

Enjoy, y'all!

Recipe adapted from Simply Scratch. 
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