What's for Dinner: Turkey Lettuce Wraps

One of the big things I've always struggled with is finding foods that I think taste good and that I can actually make. Today I decided to make Turkey Lettuce Wraps for dinner. I found the recipe on Canyoustayfordinner.com. I made a few modifications, like cutting out the Ginger and the Onions since I am not really a fan of either, using Garlic Powder instead of cloves because it is easier haha and I decided to go with Hearts of Romaine instead of IceBerg lettuce. Each serving came out to about 355 calories of deliciousness. I was very happy with the end result... I was able to make it quick and it was delicious. Definitely something I am going to make a weekly ritual.

turkeylettucewraps (1 of 11)
(All the Ingredients... not too many.) turkeylettucewraps (2 of 11)
(2 Cups Chopped White Mushrooms) turkeylettucewraps (3 of 11)
(Cook Lean Turkey for 5min on Medium Heat) turkeylettucewraps (4 of 11)
(Add Mushrooms and Cook for an Additional 3min - Stir Frequently) turkeylettucewraps (5 of 11)
(Dice up Water Chestnuts) turkeylettucewraps (6 of 11)
(Mix the Hoisin Sauce, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Salt and Brown Sugar Together) turkeylettucewraps (7 of 11)
(Stir in the Sauce and Let it Thicken for 3min) turkeylettucewraps (8 of 11)
(Add Carrots and Water Chestnuts. Stir the Mixture and Take Off of Heat.) turkeylettucewraps (9 of 11) turkeylettucewraps (11 of 11)
(6 Leaves of Romaine Hearts + 1 Serving of Delicious Stir Fry = A Happy Full Tummy)

Olive Oil - 2 Teaspoons
Hoison Sauce - 1/4 Cup
Soy Sauce - 2 Tablespoons
Sesame Oil - 2 Teaspoons
Brown Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
Salt - 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Chili Powder - 1-1/2 Teaspoons
Water Chestnuts - 1 (8oz) Can drained and chopped
Grated Carrots - 1-1/2 Cups
White Mushrooms - 2 Cups Chopped
Hearts of Romaine - 1 Bag
93% Lean Ground Turkey - 1 pound

In a bowl, whisk the sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, hoison sauce, salt, garlic powder and chili powder. Once its all mixed up set it to the side.
Put a little olive oil into a large skillet and turn it on medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes, break up meat with wooden spoon. Add the chopped up mushrooms and cook for 3minutes, make sure you stir it frequently. Watch and make sure all the pink is cooked out of the Turkey and that the mushrooms have started to get soft. Now its time to stir in your sauce mixture. Cook it for about 3minutes until the sauce starts to thicken slightly. Finally, add the carrots and water chestnuts into the mixture, give it a nice stir and then remove it from the heat. 

This mixture will serve 4 people and it comes out to about 355 calories which includes 6 Hearts of Romaine Leaves. I hope you all try this and let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful presentation! If I like meat and mushrooms, it would be yummy!

Love, Mom :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you will turn in to a cook on this journey. Good for you!

Love Dad