Hot and Sour Thai Turkey Wraps
Total Time: 30
Yield: 10 to 12 wraps
The fish sauce is very salty, so season sparingly.
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- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1-1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh
- lemongrass, white part only (or 1 tablespoon dried)
- 2 fresh red Thai chiles (or 4 dried red chiles), seeded and minced
- 2 tablespoons snipped mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Salt, to taste
- 12 leaves Boston lettuce, washed and dried
- Fresh mint leaves, washed and dried
- 1 lime, cut in thin wedges
- 1/2 seedless cucumber, cut in thin slivers
Instructions:Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey and broth; cook until the turkey is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon; set aside. To the remaining broth in the pan, add the shallots, scallions, fish sauce, lemongrass, and chiles. Mix well and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in the turkey, mint leaves, and lime juice. Check seasoning; add more salt if needed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Bring the turkey mixture to room temperature before serving.
To serve, place about 1/4 cup turkey mixture in the center of each lettuce leaf. Leave unwrapped. Arrange the leaves on a platter and serve the wraps with bowls of mint leaves, lime wedges, and cucumber slivers.
To eat, take a filled leaf and squeeze some lime juice over the turkey mixture. Sprinkle mint and cucumber slivers over mixture. Fold in the left and right edges of the lettuce; roll into a cylinder. Garnish with a wedge of lime.