Turkey & Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 4

Nutrition per serving:  326 Calories, 14g Carbohydrates, 13g Fat, 31g Protein

By Deanna Hill

 

Ingredients

 

1 Pound Extra lean ground turkey

200g cooked shrimp meat

2 Cups Bean Sprouts

1 Cup Diced white onion

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Cup canned coconut milk

1 Tbsp Cornstarch

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp chili flakes (or more or less to taste)

salt to taste

 

For Topping

 

1 red pepper, julienned

1 cup carrots, juilienned

half cup chopped green onion

half cup chopped cilantro

lettuce leaves, about 20

 

 

For sauce

 

¼ cup fish sauce

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp sriracha sauce (more or less to taste)

 

Directions

 

Start by mixing all of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.  This will be served with the toppings at the table.

 

1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat and add the diced white onion.  Cook until onion is becoming soft and translucent.

2. Add the ground turkey and cook through, about 10 min.  At this point if you have a lot of liquid, you will want to drain it.  (amount of liquid will vary by type of turkey)

3. Add garlic and chili flakes, and cook 2 min.

4. Mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup of the coconut milk in a small bowl and set aside.  Add remaining coconut oil to the pan along with the bean sprouts.  Add a pinch of salt if desired.

5. Stir and cook for about 5 min until the bean sprouts are softening and the coconut milk is heated and coating all of the meat.

6. Add the coconut milk/cornstarch mixture to the pan and stir well.  Add the shrimp and cook for another couple minutes, just until the shrimp is heated and the sauce has thickened.

 

To serve

 

Set everything out and start building.  Start with a lettuce leaf, add some of the turkey and shrimp mixture and then top with the veggies you desire.  Add a small drizzle of the sauce, eat and enjoy.

 

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe works best with fresh butter lettuce leaves, but use whichever lettuce you prefer.

  • You can save time by buying bags of julienned carrots in the produce department

  • Experiment with topping with various veggies, delicious with pea shoots too!

  • If you would like to add some carbohydrates for the family, these are great with steamed chow mein noodles.  You can buy these fresh in the produce department of most grocery stores.

  • If you don’t like the mess of picking up the lettuce wraps, this is equally as good done as a salad

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