Asian Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Makes: 
6 servings, as an appetizer; 4 servings, as an entree
Utensil: 
Saladmaster Food Processor
10" Chef's Gourmet Skillet
small mixing bowl
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Contributed By: 
Cathy Vogt
Certified Health Coach & Natural Foods Chef

Lean ground turkey or chicken with sweet and salty sauce make a light and tasty filling for lettuce wraps. Ground meat cooks quickly for an easy, busy week night meal.  Add additional raw vegetable toppings, if desired.

Use the 11 in. Skillet cover with your 10 in. Chef's Gourmet Skillet.

Ingredients

1
pound
lean ground turkey or chicken
(454
g)
1
medium
onion, strung, use Cone #2
2
cloves garlic, shredded, use Cone #1
8
ounces
water chestnuts, drained and minced
(227
g)
3
tablespoons
tamari or natural soy sauce
(45
ml)
3
tablespoons
Hoisin sauce
(45
ml)
2
tablespoons
rice vinegar
(30
ml)
1
tablespoon
fresh ginger, shredded, use Cone #1
(6
g)
a few dashes of Siracha sauce
3
scallions, minced
1
head
Bibb lettuce, butter lettuce or romaine heart leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat. When several drops of water sprinkled in skillet skitter and dissipate, add onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 – 4 minutes until softened. Add ground turkey and stir to combine, mixing well with onions and garlic.
  2. Place 11 in. Skillet Cover on skillet. When the Vapo-Valve™ begins to click, reduce heat to low. Cook for 6 - 8 minutes until turkey is cooked through.
  3. Remove cover and break meat apart with spoon. Add water chestnuts and stir to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together tamari, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and Siracha sauce.
  5. Turn heat back to medium and pour sauce over filling ingredients. Stir to combine and cook for 3 - 4 minutes until sauce begins to reduce slightly.
  6. Add minced scallions and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  7. Clean lettuce and divide into individual leaves.
  8. Serve a few lettuce leaves with ½ cup of filling. Top filling with sprouts or any other additional toppings. Roll up leaves and eat.

Tips

  • Substitute ground turkey for ground beef or pork.
  • Serve additional vegetables to add to lettuce wraps: grated carrots, bean sprouts, sliced snow peas or pea sprouts.
  • Add a splash or two of additional Siracha sauce to lettuce rolls for spicier flavor.
Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 
189
Total Fat: 
7g
Saturated Fat: 
2g
Cholesterol: 
56mg
Sodium: 
727mg
Total Carbs: 
19g
Dietary Fiber: 
2g
Sugar: 
6g
Protein: 
17g
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