Stir-Fried Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Stir-Fried Turkey in Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Who doesn't love taking a bite out of a lettuce wrap? Whether you serve them as a starter or the main course, this recipe is absolutely delicious. Our version is made with ground turkey, soy sauce, fish sauce, fresh ginger, and serrano peppers.


  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 4 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 small jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 pound ground turkey (93% lean)

  • 2 large heads Bibb, Boston, or iceberg lettuce, leaves separated


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Set sauce aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over high until hot. Add oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add shallot, ginger, garlic, and chile and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until almost cooked through, 5 minutes. Add half the sauce to skillet and stir until meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Serve in lettuce leaves with remaining sauce.

Cook's Notes

You can substitute any ground meat -- pork, chicken, or beef.

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