lettuce wraps

my lettuce wraps are super easy, super quick and super delicious.  cayden said "this is my second favorite dinner."  when asked what is his first, he said "chicken with those noodle things."  i have no idea what he is talking about.

i've tried so many different variations of recipes that call for all sorts of ingredients to make the sauce.  i finally just gave up and bought a bottle of peanut sauce.  the family loves the taste and i love the simplicity of this dish.

1.25 - 1.5lb ground lean turkey
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 cup of peanut sauce (i usually use house of tsang or san-j)
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of green onions, chopped
15 oz can water chestnuts, chopped
iceberg or butter lettuce, separated and rinsed

brown the turkey in 1/2 tbsp sesame oil.
drain turkey and add remaining 1/2 of sesame oil to the same pan.
sauté the green onions for approximately 2 minutes or until softened.
add garlic and sauté for approximately 1 minute.
add water chestnuts for another couple of minutes (until heated through).
add cooked turkey back to the pan and pour peanut sauce on top.
mix all ingredients together and turn heat down to a simmer for about 10 minutes.

we like a little rice on the side.  tonight is was basmati with a little bit of garlic cooked in and then topped with a tiny bit of butter and a few drops of light soy sauce.  yum!

turkey mixture nutritional info (does not include lettuce or rice):
1 serving (yields approx. 6 wraps); 210 calories, 11.9g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 9.4g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 5.2g sugar, 14.8g protein.


Mrs. JM said...

btw. i realized cayden's first favorite dinner of "chicken and noodles" is hamburger helper. he was saying "brown chicken and noodles" ... now i know what he meant. yuck!

Sarah said...

I loved hamburger helper as a kid, lol. Thanks for this recipe! I love lettuce wraps and have never thoght to make them. I also have a thing for water chestnuts, but only eat them in this one frozen veggie mix i get. Why have I never tried to find a recipe with them?

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