Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stir-fried Turkey in Lettuce Wraps

January... people tend to go healthy and light.  This is a great recipe for that!  This is from my Everyday Food magazine.  This is my most favorite magazine and I make tons of recipes from it.  I love it because it is so seasonal, and I love to cook that way. 

1/4 cup soy sauce
4 tsp fish sauce (I didn't add this, because I didn't have any and it was still great)
4 tsp sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large shallot finely chopped (you can always substitue onion)
2 tbs peeled fresh minced ginger
2 garlic cloves minced
1 small jalepeno or serrano chili finely chopped
1 lb ground turkey  (or substitute ground beef or ground chicken)
2 large heads bibb, boston, or iceberg lettuce, leaves seperated

1.  In a small bowl combine first 3 ingredients, wisk until sugar is melted, set aside.
2.  Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat until hot, add vegetable oil and swirl to coat.  Add shallot, ginger, garlic and chili and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add turkey and cook, breatking up meat with a wooden spoon, until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Add half the sauce to skillet and stir until meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes.  Serve in lettuce leaves with remaining sauce.

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