Turkey Lettuce Cups

  • Yield 4 servings

Take your typical taco, swap the tortilla for a lettuce leaf, add Asian herbs and spices, and you get these Thai-flavored Turkey Lettuce Cups from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis.



1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce (available in the ethnic foods aisle of your grocery store)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 -- red onion, diced
3 small shallots, thinly sliced
1 -- 4-inch piece of lemongrass, minced (1/4 c)
1 -- serrano chile, thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds ground lean turkey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
1 head butter lettuce, separated


  1. 1. For dressing, whisk together lime and lemon juices, fish sauce and honey. Set aside.
  2. 2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, shallots, lemongrass (if using) and chile. Cook until vegetables begin to soften (about 5 minutes). Add turkey. Cook, stirring frequently, until meat and vegetables are cooked through (about 5 minutes).
  3. 3. Add dressing to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4. Divide turkey mixture among four lettuce leaves and serve.

Serves 4

Reprinted from Weeknights with Giada by Giada De Laurentiis, copyright © 2012. Photos © 2012 by Amy Neunsinger. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.



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