Thai Turkey Larb Lettuce Wrap is a delicious, healthy meal that will perk up your weekly menu.
TURKEY LARB LETTUCE WRAPS
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 shallots chopped
- 1 stalk lemongrass outer leaves removed, tender parts finely minced
- 1 Thai chili thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or chicken
- 4 cups cole slaw mix or shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
- black pepper to taste
- 1 head radicchio or Boston lettuce leaves separated
Mix all dressing ingredients together; set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, shallots, lemongrass, and chili. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until done. Drain off meat juices and add cabbage. Cook 3-4 minutes until cabbage is cooked. Add dressing to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in mint.
Spoon turkey mixture onto radicchio leaves and serve. Steamed brown rice would be nice as an accompaniment.
Radicchio is a little bitter, so you may prefer to use Boston lettuce instead for a sweeter choice.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentils’ recipe on Food Network (which does not include the typical toasted ground rice powder – I will try adding this next time). Although not traditional, I included shredded cabbage in this larb recipe, for its nutritional value (cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable). It also makes the larb looser and softer in texture.
Turkey Larb on Food Network by Giada De Laurentils
Vegetarian Soy and Mushroom Larb by Messy Vegetarian Cook
Fish Larb on Nicole’s Adventures in Wonderland and Elsewhere
Thai Chicken Larb on Show Me The Curry (video)Anticancer Ingredients: Lemon, Lime, Red Onion, Shallots, Cabbage, Radicchio
Pretend Chef says
You have a great strategy for getting the kids to try new foods. I too have to get creative when introducing new foods to my toddler. It can be a pulling of the hair out experience most nights. This sounds so delicious and looks fun to eat!
It can be tricky introducing kids to new foods, but I do find that if I keep one thing constant, like a spice or the way the dish is served (lettuce wraps, meatballs), they are much more receptive.
Sounds interesting and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.
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