Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Heidi Published: December 14, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Asian Lettuce Wraps

These savory lettuce wraps makes the most tasteful and filling lunch meal! Whip up a hearty batch of these wraps in just 20 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3tspolive oil,divided
  • 1lb93% lean ground turkey,or chicken
  • 5tbsphoisin sauce,like Lee Kum Kee, to taste
  • 1tbspsoy sauce,low-sodium or regular
  • 2tspsriracha,optional
  • 1tbsprice vinegar
  • tspsesame oil
  • 1tsphoney
  • 1tbspfresh garlic,3 cloves, minced
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,peeled and minced
  • cupgreen onions,sliced, white and light green portion, plus more green portion for serving
  • 1medium carrot,peeled and shredded, ½ cup
  • 8ozwater chestnuts,1 can, drained and chopped small
  • 1large Bibb lettuce,head, or iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Heat 1½ teaspoon of oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the turkey in large crumbles, then let cook for 3 minutes until slightly browned on bottom.

  3. Break up the chicken, then continue to cook for 3 minutes longer until it’s fully cooked through.

  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil and honey. Set aside.

  5. Drain off the excess liquid from the turkey, then push them to one far side of pan and pull that side of the pan off the heat.

  6. Heat the remaining 1½ teaspoon oil in the now-empty side of the skillet.

  7. Add the green onions and carrots, then sauté 1½ minutes.

  8. Add in the garlic and ginger, then sauté 30 seconds longer.

  9. Pour in the sauce and water chestnuts, then cook and toss for 30 seconds longer.

  10. Serve warm in lettuce leaves garnished with sliced green onions, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 338.45kcal
  • Fat: 15.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.78g
  • Fiber: 3.27g
  • Sugar: 10.83g
  • Protein: 23.69g
  • Cholesterol: 84.51mg
  • Sodium: 643.05mg
  • Calcium: 60.56mg
  • Potassium: 733.36mg
  • Iron: 2.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 166.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.27mg
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