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.
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