Monday, April 26, 2010

Stir-Fried Turkey in Lettuce Wraps

A very quick and good lunch. And no carbs!!

From the Jan/Feb 2010 Everyday Foods magazine

1/4 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons fish sauce (I didn't have any so I substituted it with more soy sauce)
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large shallot finely chopped
2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeno, finely chopped
NOTE - to save time, I put the shallot, ginger, garlic and jalapeno all in a food chopper until finely chopped.
1 pound ground turkey
2 large heads Bibb, Boston or iceberg lettuce leaves - I used butter lettuce that I bought at the Lancaster Farmers Market
shaved carrot for serving
lime wedges for serving

In a smal bowl, combine soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar, and stir until sugar dissolves. Set sauce aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add shallot, ginger, garlic and jalapeno and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon until almost cooked through, 5 minutes. Add half the sauce, stir and let simmer about 2 minutes until meat is totally done. Serve in lettuce leaves with remaining sauce, shredded carrots and limes.

Lots of napkins are needed because these are very messy once rolled up and bitten into!

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