Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

One of my favorite restaurants is Pei Wei. I just love their Lettuce Wraps. I found this recipe in a Pillsbury cookbook. The recipe makes twelve lettuce wraps 140 Calories each. I have never used ground turkey before, I was very surprised how tasty it was. It was like working with ground beef but less calories. This recipe has tons of flavors from the spices.

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons garlic and red chile paste
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup shredded carrots
1/3 cups chopped salted peanuts
12 medium lettuce leaves rinsed and patted dry

1. In 10 inch nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain and return to skillet. Stir in green onion, cilantro,mint, lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, chile paste, sugar and red pepper flakes. Cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until hot.

2. To serve, spoon 2 heaping tablespoons turkey mixture, 2 tablespoons carrots and 1 teaspoon peanuts onto each lettuce leaf wrap around filling. Serve warm. We had peanut butter but if you are afraid to use peanut butter, you could use a spicy peanut sauce which I added here.


teresa said...

Mmmm, these look fantastic! I'm excited to check in on your blog often!

My New 30 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - thought I would visit your's! Those wraps look good - I'm always trying to figure out how to flavor turkey better. I'll have to give those a try. said...

I love lettuce wraps and I think they are fun to eat!! This one looks tasty, we'll have to give it a try!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love Pei Wei too!

avesta said...

These sound delicious! I love lettuce wraps and usually make them with chicken so I'll try the ground turkey next time! thanks!

Leslie said...

OhhhI am addicted to Pei Wei! I love it. I get the chopped chicken salad EVERY SINGLE time I go there!

EAT! said...

Oh we love lettuce wraps in our house. I need to put them in my menu rotation more often.