Okay, so they’re not the traditional taco night fare. But these are crazy delicious so who cares?!?
Asian-Inspired Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Here’s what we’re putting in ‘em:
First I threw my slaw together. I used a pre-made, store-bought broccoli slaw (because I was feeling like taking a short-cut) dressed with rice vinegar, salt and the juice of half a lime. I set it aside and let it start marinating.
Next, I put on my rice. I wanted it a little sticky so I did the full two cups of water for one cup of rice. Salt, a tablespoon of rice vinegar and a half teaspoon of butter, bring it to a boil then turn it down to a slow simmer for about 25 minutes.
I used lean ground turkey but, you should use whatever floats your boat. Ground beef or even pork would be more traditional. I was looking to trim a few calories.
First, season it pretty aggressively. I used this South African Smoke Seasoning I picked up over the weekend and have recently become obsessed with. It’s a mixture of paprika flakes, sea salt, garlic and basil. I added a touch more salt, ground pepper and red chile flake. I set it to brown and went about my veggie chopping.
I used half a white onion, two red thai chiles, three large cloves of garlic and a healthy handful of chopped cilantro. Once the meat was good and brown, I removed it from the pan and threw the veggies in the same pan with a little olive oil.
- Broccoli Slaw
- Fried Noodles