Asian Lettuce Wrap

Recipe/photo credit: Allrecipes

Recipe/photo credit: Allrecipes

16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound ground turkey
1 TBL cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 TBL soy sauce
1 TBL rice wine vinegar
2 tsps minced pickled ginger
1 dash Asian chile pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
1 drained 8 oz can water chestnuts, chopped finely
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil

Rinse 16 Boston bibb or butter leaves.  Pat them dry with paper towels.  Next chop one large onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and mince 2 tsps of pickled ginger.  Drain 1 8oz can of water chestnuts and chop them finely.  Then chop one bunch of green onions.  In med skillet over high heat with 1 TBS of cooking oil, cook 1 lb ground turkey.  Remove turkey with slotted spoon.  Now add onion into same pan and cook until soft and translucent.  Add garlic, 1 TBL of soy sauce and a 1/4 cup of Hoisen sauce.  Add 2 tsps of ginger, 1 TBL of rice wine vinegar, dash of Asian chile pepper if desired.  Stir in chestnuts, green onions and 2 tsps of dark sesame oil.  Lastly, add cooked beef to pan and cook 2 minutes until onions just begin to wilt.  Pile meat in center of leaves. Add grated carrots and scallions for extra crunch.  Roll lettuce up like a burrito and enjoy.

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