Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups

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I made these yummy little lettuce cups last week and they were super tasty. For the recipe I basically just threw a bunch of Asian ingredients in with the ground turkey and here's what I came up with:

Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups
Serves 4


1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp toasted sesame oil (Asian aisle in grocery store)
1 head iceberg or bibb/butter lettuce, separated into "bowls"


Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat.  Add in the oil to coat the pan.  Saute garlic, green onion, and ginger until it smells really good.  This should only take a couple of minutes.  Next, add in the ground turkey and cook until almost done.  Add in the soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil.  

Serve in lettuce cups with choice of toppings or by itself.  You could add chopped pepper, peanuts, more onion, etc.

Aren't they beautiful?  Just kidding.  Unfortunately, that's not mine :(  I had one of those "Oh S***!" moments when you forget to take a picture.  So I really hesitate to show you this ugly thing, but I took it so I am.  Yes, it is dark.  Yes, I did eat a little.  Yes, it was super yummy.  

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Have a great day!!


  1. Sounds de-lish! And even something I think my kiddos will eat.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. those look yummy and amazing.

  3. I've been back twice now to look at this recipe because: I have a fixation on eating things wrapped in lettuce, but I'm never satisfied with the outcome. They always fall apart and make a mess. Mostly, I think it's because my chicken or beef pieces are too large - but, here you go using ground turkey.

    Why have I never thought of this????

    I'm definitely trying them. I love lettuce wraps. I will not give up! :-)


  4. YUMM-O.....these look terrific. Thanks for posting :)


  5. OH WOW!!! these sound AWESOME!!! and with turkey. THANKS!!! for sharing this YUMMY!!! recipe.
    I have become a follower of your blog, I love to share recipes and ideas. Come by and visit maybe you can do the same.

  6. Perfect for the Chinese New Year.

  7. I gave you a blog award Ashley! Just wanted to let you know how much I like your blog! http://whattheheartwants.blogspot.com/2010/02/honest-scrap-award.html

  8. mmmmm! sounds so yummy! and easy! just my style!


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