One of my all-time favorite appetizers is lettuce wraps. It’s oh-so-tasty and makes me feel healthy since it ensures I am eating veggies. Every time I hit up Houlihan’s (do you have one where you live?) for happy hour, no doubt I get the wraps. I’ve always heard rave reviews about the ones from P.F. Changs, but I have yet to try it. Either way, these pre-meal tasty treats are sweet, savory, and juicy with a crunch to the bite. And I find myself craving them just about every day…
So I decided to make my own version of them for a party I attended recently. I LOVE turkey but you could totally substitute pork/beef/chicken. Feel free to go liberal on the ingredients and adjust them to your own tastes once the meat is done cooking. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser at potlucks and parties! Makes it more fun and interactive as everyone can wrap their own!
Marinate the Meat
– 1/2 lb. ground turkey
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch
– 1 egg yolk
1. Marinate turkey with other ingredients for 30 minutes.
Make the Filling
Mmmm look at all those colors!
– 2 teaspoons cooking oil
– 1 cup onion, chopped
– 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
– 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
– 1/2 cup peas
– 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1/2 tablespoon white cooking wine
– 1 teaspoon cornstarch
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
– 1 head of lettuce, medium
1. Put 1 teaspoon cooking oil in frying pan and stir fry turkey until cooked. Put in a separate bowl.
2. Put 1 teaspoon cooking oil in frying pan and saute onions, mushroom, carrots and peas until cooked.
3. Pour turkey into pan and mix everything together.
4. Put other ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over turkey.
5. Trim lettuce stems and prepare lettuce leaves for wrapping.
6. (Guests do this on their own) Put filling into lettuce cups, wrap it up, and eat!
What are you eating today?
definitely nothing as healthy as you! i need to change my waaaayyyyyssss!!!
I could eat lettuce wraps all day every day! P.F. Changs does have good ones and so does Doc Chey’s Noodle House if you have one around you. 😀
This looks awesome! I am definitely going to look for some vegetarian alternatives for this dish to make (:
Mmmm looks so delicious!!! Must try this soon!!!!
If I was skinny & didn’t have to work tomorrow…I’d definitely make this right now at 12AM, lol. That really looks good!
um, you just made me hungry, but it’s past my bedtime… hmmm. printing, no writing, no bookmarking this recipe for tomorrow!! thanks Sandy!
looks like such a great meal! and love all of the colors 🙂
My version is similar except I use red pepper paste instead of hoisin sauce and also include some water chestnuts for crunch! I love lettuce wraps but the best I’ve had were at Cheesecake Factory.
Very tasty! I have not decided what I am making for dinner yet! xxx
I have never try a lettuce wrap before!!!! It looks very delicious I would certainly try to make it!
There’s this place in town where they make tofu wraps.. and it’s so freakin’ gooooooood.. you don’t even miss the meat!! But this ground turkey wrap looks delish!! and easy peasey to make too!!
om nom nom.
I’ve been cooking some yummy stuff lately.. like coconut curry chicken, and my all time fav bibimbap!! mmmm.. Tonight I took a break from “cooking”.. and whipped up buttermilk pancakes!! yum! The hubby was pleased with breakfast food for dindin!
xx Love & Aloha
Oh yummmm! And what sweet family memories you’ve blessed me with. P.F. Chang’s was one of our favorite places to eat at our old home and lettuce wraps was ALWAYS one of the things we would order. I’ve never heard of Houlihan’s. I’ll definitely have to look for one! Thank you for a delicious Sweet Shot Tuesday.
YOURS look fantabulous!!
Stop by and say Hello:)
Editor, The Fashion 411 Magazine♥
That does look yummy!! I’m going to get more adventurous in the kitchen this year…or so I hope!
i love when people share their favorite recipes!
Mmmmm, I LOVE lettuce wraps! Do you have a California Pizza Kitchen where you live? Because they have an AMAZING lettuce wrap appetizer… my mouth is watering just thinking about it! :] So glad you shared this recipe… I’ll have to try making my own sometime!
Looks so good! Thanks for sharing. I keep meaning to get the lettuce wraps at pf changs, but when we do get an appetizer I always end up getting the crispy green beans – they’re delicious.
mmm looks delicious!
today i’m eating vegetarian chicken, cinnamon tea, and mexican rice 🙂
Yummy! Want to come over and cook for me?
We are making Onion Bread Pudding with fresh greens tossed in olive oil and vinegar.
I am a huge bread pudding fan so when I saw that I could have it for dinner and not just dessert, I knew I had to try it!
I love lettuce cups and you should definitely try PF Chang’s or Pei Wei (they are owned by the same company) sometime–they are very good 🙂
ooooh! I must try this…thanks Sandy!
YUM that looks So good. i love using ground turkey instead of beef..so much healthier 🙂 xoxo jcd
ps be sure to stop by and enter in my first Vamoose Jewelry Giveaway! :: http://cornflakedreams.blogspot.com/2011/01/o-happy-day-and-giveaway.html
Oh yum! I love lettuce wraps and I love the turkey part. So much healthier.
Will definitely be trying this! Yum! x
Sandy, you are invited over for dinner… but you’re cooking! 🙂 Yum!!
Looks so good! I will have to try this, for sure. ♥
I can’t even tell u how psyched I am to have this recipe! Thank you, sweetie! I absolutely adore them 🙂
That looks amazing. On that note, going to eat my lunch 🙂
Sounds and looks delish! I will have to try these sometime. 🙂
Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
that look sooo good! im going to have to try this..yes i do love the lettuce wrap at PF chang!
This looks so yum! Salivating here…
Okay I am sooo making these!!
These look so yummy!
This. Looks. Soooo. Good!! you always inspire me with your food and photos!
oh MAN. i am so hungry already!!
This is awesome! They look delicious 😀
oh my, that looks very yummy!
Sandy, this totally hit the spot! I’ll be making this for dinner tonight! 🙂
yummy in my tummy! i’ve getting ready to hop up off the couch and get some lentil stew for dinner.
Ooh, these look so good! And such a healthy choice!
This looks yum yum yum!
We had tacos tonight, but I have a feeling your dish was a wee bit better!
ooo, looks delicious and so guilt-free!
Girl you have to try the PF Chang version! Dee-lish. Though yours look pretty fantastic, too.
Mmm, these look good! I need something healthy after that ginormous burger I had Saturday!
What a great idea!
one word: YUM!!! (is that even a word?!)
nice! Did you use frozen veggies to speed up or fresh? The pf changs and pei wei versions are awesome!!! You must try them for sure…also a similar dish at pf changs would be the moo shu chicken (i think) the ones that they wrap at your table. The filling is similar to the lettuce wrap but it has way more crunch and as an added bonus it’s one of the lower cal entrees at pf changs. You and marv should go there for lunch….get the lettuce wraps to start then the moo shu chicken for your entree….u won’t be disappointed! Ok, bye doll 🙂
that looks so yummy!!!! i really really need to try this one. i think the family would like it too. with some rice of course (my filipino fam always needs their rice!). 🙂
Looks scruptious! I would love to have some of those right now.
Yum! THose looks great! My kids love these. I will have to try this version
looks yummy, twinny!
I just showed these pics to the hubs & he’s decided to go to the store for ‘provisions’. Looks like I know what I’ll be making for dinner… 🙂
Generally grown as a hardy annual, lettuce is easily cultivated, although it requires relatively low temperatures to prevent it from flowering quickly. It can be plagued with numerous nutrient deficiencies, as well as insect and mammal pests and fungal and bacterial diseases. L. sativa crosses easily within the species and with some other species within the Lactuca genus; although this trait can be a problem to home gardeners who attempt to save seeds, biologists have used it to broaden the gene pool of cultivated lettuce varieties. ..^.*
http://www.calaguas.orgHave a good day
Lentils are also commonly used in Ethiopia in a stew-like dish called kik, or kik wot, one of the dishes people eat with Ethiopia’s national food, injera flat bread. Yellow lentils are used to make a nonspicy stew, which is one of the first solid foods Ethiopian women feed their babies.*^.’
http://www.calaguas.orgRemember to look into our very own blog