The Healthy Way’s No Carb Asian Lettuce Wraps pack in the protein while keeping the carbohydrates low, making it a healthy recipe for those wanting to lose weight, keep their blood sugar stable, or those just wanting to be healthy. This recipe equals 2 oz protein, ½ fat (only has fat if you use nuts) on our healthy weight loss plan. Serves 8.
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar or 2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 ½ teaspoons finely minced garlic
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes or red chili oil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound ground turkey
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 cup leeks, thinly sliced
½ cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup julienned bell pepper (1/4 inch by 2 inch strips)
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1 Tbsp sliced almonds and 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro as a topping for each lettuce cup (optional)
1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated into 8 large cups
Directions for Asian Lettuce Wraps
In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.
Place the turkey in a medium bowl and add 3 tablespoons of the sauce. Stir to coat the meat. Set aside.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and celery, and stir-fry 3 minutes, until tender. Add the turkey and stir-fry, breaking apart, for 4-5 minutes, until browned.
Add the bell pepper and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the bean sprouts and remaining sauce and stir-fry for another 2 minutes, until the sprouts are fully cooked.
Place the lettuce cups on a platter and the hoisin turkey mixture and top with almonds and cilantro in the center of the table with a slotted spoon for serving. Have everyone fill their lettuce cups with the hoisin turkey.
Substitute Hoisin for prepared bottled sauces available at the Healthy Way such as: ginger sesame, peanut ginger and sweet ginger chili.