Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

4 Mar
Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

 

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

How can I describe these absolutely delicious bundles of pure yum. Well, kind of like that I guess. But really, a little spicy, a little sweet, cool yet hot, crunchy, savory & bursting with flavor in every luscious bite. About ready to have a foodgasm just thinking about`em! What I`m talking about here are Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups & this simple man`s plan to better eating today.
A great lunch, appetizer or light dinner these are just so good. They`d also be a great option for casual entertaining. Just set plates out with any toppings you decide & let your guests build their own. Oh, & lots of napkins as they can be a bit messy & drippy. Hear me, lots of napkins or maybe bibs but please don`t let that deter you from these finger licking goodies!
Here`s what you`ll need for your Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups:
Ground Turkey- 1 lb
Ginger- 1 inch piece minced
Garlic- 2-3 cloves minced
Serrano Peppers- 2 stems & seeds removed, minced
Lettuce- whole leaves separated Classically made with Iceberg but I used Butter Lettuce. Really most any type will work.
Lite Soy Sauce-1 Tablespoon
Rice Vinegar- 1 Tablespoon
Oyster Sauce- 1 Tablespoon
Hoisin sauce- 1 Tablespoon
Sambal Oelek or Siracha- 1 Tablespoon, more or less depending on how much heat you want.
Sesame Oil- 1/2 teaspoon
Bean Sprouts- 1 cup
Salted Peanuts- 1/2 cup chopped
Fresh Basil- 1/4 cup fine chop
Fresh Mint- 1/4 cup fine chop
Cilantro- 1/4 cup fine chop
Coconut Oil
Green Onion or Chives- 1/4 cup thinly slicedTurkey Lettuce Cups1Turkey Lettuce Cups2Make your sauce. Your gonna use this when you cook the turkey & also to drizzle over the top if desired.  Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar & Sambal Oelek or Siracha in a bowl. Mix well. Control the amount of spice by adding more or less of the chile sauce. Remember you can always add more if wanted but you can`t take it out once it`s in. Turkey Lettuce Cups3

Mince your ginger, garlic & chile peppers.Turkey Lettuce Cups9

Prep the mint, cilantro, basil, green onions & peanuts.Turkey Lettuce Cups5

Separate the lettuce leaves. Do it carefully so they don`t tear.Turkey Lettuce Cups4

Heat a tablespoon or so of coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat & add the ginger, garlic & chiles. Stir & cook for 1 minute.Turkey Lettuce Cups6Add the ground turkey to brown breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.Turkey Lettuce Cups7

To the turkey add about half the sauce. Reserve the other half to drizzle over the top of your lettuce cups.Turkey Lettuce Cups8

Give it a good stir & cook 3-4 more minutes. Just about ready to scarf on these babies. Spoon some of the meat mixture into the cups & top with whatever floats your boat or better yet remove to a bowl & let everyone help themselves.Turkey Lettuce Cups12

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Enjoy your Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups!! Seriously, you`re going to love these!

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups

Ingredients

  • Ground Turkey- 1 lb
  • Ginger- 1 inch piece minced
  • Garlic- 2-3 cloves minced
  • Serrano Peppers- 2 stems & seeds removed, minced
  • Lettuce- whole leaves separated Classically made with Iceberg but I used Butter Lettuce. Really most any type will work.
  • Lite Soy Sauce-1 Tablespoon
  • Rice Vinegar- 1 Tablespoon
  • Oyster Sauce- 1 Tablespoon
  • Hoisin sauce- 1 Tablespoon
  • Sambal Oelek or Siracha- 1 Tablespoon, more or less depending on how much heat you want.
  • Sesame Oil- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bean Sprouts- 1 cup
  • Salted Peanuts- 1/2 cup chopped
  • Fresh Basil- 1/4 cup fine chop
  • Fresh Mint- 1/4 cup fine chop
  • Cilantro- 1/4 cup fine chop
  • Coconut Oil
  • Green Onion or Chives- 1/4 cup thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Make your sauce.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar & Sambal Oelek or Siracha in a bowl. Mix well. Control the amount of spice by adding more or less of the chile sauce. Remember you can always add more if wanted but you can`t take it out once it`s in.
  3. Mince your ginger, garlic & chile peppers.
  4. Prep the mint, cilantro, basil, green onions & peanuts.
  5. Separate the lettuce leaves. Do it carefully so they don`t tear.
  6. Heat a tablespoon or so of coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat & add the ginger, garlic & chiles. Stir & cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add the ground turkey to brown breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  8. To the turkey add about half the sauce. Reserve the other half to drizzle over the top of your lettuce cups.
  9. Give it a good stir & cook 3-4 more minutes.
  10. Spoon some of the meat mixture into the cups & top with whatever floats your boat or better yet remove to a bowl & let everyone help themselves.
  11. Enjoy your Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Cups!!
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