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Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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This recipe packs so much flavor into a beautiful, healthy presentation. I love to serve it as an hors d'oeuvre or as the main dish when I have folks over. It's always a hit! I usually serve it with a little extra hoisin on the side. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh snow peas
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Additional hoisin sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 lettuce wraps (calculated without additional hoisin sauce) equals 313 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 613 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and carrot over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and carrot is tender; drain. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the chestnuts, onions, snow peas, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, vinegar and oil; heat through. Divide among lettuce leaves; drizzle with additional hoisin sauce if desired. Fold lettuce over filling. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p33

Nutritional Facts

2 lettuce wraps (calculated without additional hoisin sauce) equals 313 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 613 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Very good! Did not have any snow peas on hand. Grabbed reduced sodium soy sauce instead of the reduced sodium teriyaki sauce from the fridge. Used 6 frozen chicken tenderloins, thawed then diced, instead of turkey. Added a small amount of broccoli slaw in addition to the carrots. I used carrots that were the store bought julienned style then I cut them up with kitchen shears in a bowl. Used warmed flour tortillas instead of lettuce for the wrap. My husband said next time try chunky peanut butter. Will definitely make this again!"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Easy & Delish!"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Reminds me of something I might have in a Thai restaurant."

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"This was delicious and so flavourful as others have said. Made it exactly as written and will definitely make it again!"

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Delicious! Better than restaurant quality. A big hit at our house!"

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