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I had a motive for making this recipe – I weighed myself! Yes, aside from pregnancy, I weigh the most I have EVER in my life. So its time to get back on the eating right-workout train and stay on for a while! After dealing with the reality of what the scale said each time (I always weigh myself three times just in case that pesky scale is playing tricks on me), I knew what I had to do. Cut down on the carbs and the fried foods. Simple right? WRONG! Where’s the flavor? Well, thankfully I came across this recipe for Asian Lettuce Wraps, it has tons of flavor and is good for you too!
Ingredients for Asian Lettuce Wraps
- 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger (fresh ginger rocks!)
- 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon chili oil
- 1 teaspoon hoison sauce
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
- 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
- 1 head iceberg lettuce (or whatever type of lettuce you prefer)
- Brown the ground turkey and grated ginger in a large skillet. Make sure you get some crunch on that meat! The crunchy parts are always the best. This part is super easy so delegate this to your husband while you slice and mix the rest of the ingredients.
- Put all the rest of the ingredients, excluding the lettuce, in a large bowl and mix them together. Word of advice, don’t skimp on the jalapeno. I’m not a spicy food chic and I tried to skimp on it. You definitely need some heat so add a little bit at a time to get the temperature you want.
- Drain the turkey (I didn’t have anything to drain) and add the turkey to your bowl. Mix well so the sauce and all the other yumminess is evenly distributed.
- Taking a whole lettuce leaf, spoon some of the turkey mixture on, roll it up like a burrito and enjoy!