No one can resist an Asian lettuce wrap. They’re the hottest appetizer on every fast-casual restaurant menu across the U.S., and they’re so easy to make at home! Kids will love wrapping their own dinner into fun bites and adults will appreciate a quick, healthy, salty-sweet-spicy meal.
|3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil||1 clove garlic, minced|
|1 pound ground turkey||1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced|
|1 teaspoon cornstarch||1 serrano, Thai, or habanero chili pepper, minced (choose your pepper depending on how much you love spice)|
|2 tablespoons soy sauce||1 bunch scallions, white parts minced and green parts sliced|
|1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth||1 large carrot, peeled and cut into thin julienne strips or coarsely grated|
|1 tablespoon brown sugar||1 large or 2 small heads Bibb lettuce|
Heat the oil in a large (3- or 4-quart) straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring to break up the chunks, until the meat is fully cooked through and browned, about 10 minutes.
While the turkey cooks, whisk the cornstarch, soy sauce, broth, and brown sugar together in a small bowl until the brown sugar dissolves, and reserve.
Add the garlic, ginger, chili pepper, and the minced white parts of the scallions to the turkey and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Add the reserved soy-broth mixture and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and add the carrots and scallions.
Break the head of Bibb lettuce into separate leaves, rinse well, and spin dry. Serve the lettuce and ground turkey family-style.
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