Thursday, October 28, 2010

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

1 Pound Extra Lean Ground Turkey (7% fat)

1/2 Cup Green Onion (Sliced)
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (Minced)
1 Can (8 ounces) Water Chestnuts (Chopped)
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
1 Tsp Light Soy Sauce
1/4 Tsp Salt (Optional)
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro (Chopped)
12 Large Lettuce Leaves (Bib or Butter)
Optional Ingredients
Mint Leaves (Chopped)
Dry Roasted Peanuts (Coarsely Chopped)

In a medium saucepan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, saut̩ turkey with onion and ginger. Add water chestnuts, oil, soy sauce and salt. Continue to cook until meat is done. Add cilantro. To serve, arrange a bowl of meat mixture, lettuce leaves and optional toppings on serving area. To make each lettuce wrap, place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in a lettuce leaf. Add optional toppings. Roll up and enjoy! Variation РTurkey Pitas: Cut 3 pocket breads in half. Line each with lettuce. Add 1/2 cup of meat mixture to each pocket. Makes 6 halves.