8.04.2014

Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps


Let's start Monday off with a tasty, light dinner that won't heat up your house with lot of cooking.  These Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a favorite in our house when the weather heats up.  Jam packed with protein and full of flavor, this is Summer dinner done right.


Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps

5 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. grated ginger (I probably used even more - because I LOVE ginger)
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (more if you like a little heat)
3 cloves of garlic crushed

2 lbs ground lean turkey
1 can of water chestnuts chopped finely
1/2 cup finely diced mushrooms
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

A head of iceberg or butter lettuce
chopped almonds or peanuts
fresh cilantro

In a small combine the first 5 ingredients, set aside.  Add the vegetable oil to a not stick fry pan, heat.  Add the mushrooms, saute until they are tender.  Add the ground turkey, cook until it is not longer pink.  Add the water chestnuts and the soy sauce mixture.  Cook 1 minute more.

Serve in lettuce cups, topped with nuts and cilantro.  Serves 4-5 people.


P.S. My family thinks they don't like mushrooms.  They didn't even know there were mushrooms in these.  :)  Foiled again.

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