THE perfect summer dinner? Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps! This dinner is light, refreshing, crunchy and delicious! Serve with a great chilled white or rose wine for the perfect light summer dinner. This recipe serves for easily.
Chinese Turkey Lettuce Wraps
(Adapted from Jessica Gavin)
2 TBSP vegetable oil , divided
1 tsp sesame oil
4 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 cup shallots , minced
2 tsp fresh ginger , minced
1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
1/2 cup bamboo shoots , finely chopped (in the “international” section of the grocery store)
1 cup shiitake mushrooms , stems removed and chopped
1 cup carrots , finely diced
2 lbs ground turkey (or ground chicken if you prefer)
3 TBSP hoisin sauce (plus more for serving)
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup green scallions thinly sliced, for garnish (optional)
1/4 cup cashews and/or peanuts chopped, for garnish (optional)
1 -2 heads butter, bibb or romaine whole leaf lettuce leaves, separated, washed and dried
Heat a wok or large sauté pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil and heat. Add garlic, shallots, ginger and chili flakes, and stir-fry for roughly 2 minutes (making sure the garlic doesn’t burn).
Add the bamboo shoots, mushrooms and diced carrots, stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a bowl, and set aside.