Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickled Vegetables
A healthy, delicious dinner when you're trying to get back on track!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian Inspired
Keyword asian, ground turkey
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour15minutes
For quick brine
1cuprice wine vinegar
1 1/2teaspoonskosher salt
2cupsvegetableslike peppers onions, radishes or shaved carrots, sliced
For lettuce wraps
non-stick vegetable spray
1 1/4poundsground turkeyextra lean breast meat
1tablespoonfreshly grated ginger
1/4cupbell pepperI used an orange bell pepper, finely diced
2cupskaletough stems removed finely chopped
1/2-1teaspoonsirachadepending on how much spice you like
1headBoston lettucealso known as hydroponic lettuce
2teaspoonsfreshly grated ginger
2tablespoonsrice wine vinegar
2teaspoonssugaror one packet of sugar substitute I used trivia
3scallionswhite and light green parts, thinly sliced,
Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave for 2-3 minutes on high. Stir mixture until sugar and salt are dissolved.
Place vegetables in a medium glass bowl, add garlic, jalapeño and ginger. Pour brine over vegetables to cover them. Let brine mixture cool to room temperature and refrigerate 1 hour to chill.
Make dipping sauce by combining ginger, garlic soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and scallions in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
Spray a 10" skillet with vegetable spray and heat over medium high heat, add sesame oil and tilt to coat the pan. Add turkey, browning and breaking up chunks with the back of a fork or spoon as it cooks. Add onion, kale and garlic, continue cooking until onion is softened and fragrant - about 2-3 minutes. Add soy sauce, hoisin and siracha, stir to combine.
Carefully pull lettuce leaves from the core so they don't tear. Rinse and dry them with a salad spinner or paper towels.
To assemble, scoop a medium spoonful of turkey mixture into a lettuce cup. Top with a few pickled vegetables and a drizzle of the sauce. Carefully fold the lettuce leaf over the filling and eat like a taco.