This at-home version of my favorite restaurant Lettuce Wraps is one of our weeknight family favorites!
Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite meals – lettuce wraps!
They’re one of my favorite things to I order when we go out to eat. The only issue is that they can be very messy, which isn’t always fun when you’re at a nice restaurant. Making them at home gives me the freedom (and unlimited supply of napkins) to be as messy as I want!
I used to have a copy-cat PF Changs recipe and while it was soooo good, it took a lot of time and had a mile-long list of ingredients. With Kevin and I both working full-time and a baby in-tow, there unfortunately isn’t time for that any more. Not to worry, I slightly adapted this recipe to be just as good and ready in a fraction of the time.
It can even be made and frozen for later, which is always helpful as a new mommy! I hope you find this recipe as enjoyable as the ones from your favorite restaurant and now you can eat them in the comfort of your own home and be as messy as you want!
Asian Lettuce Wraps
An at-home version of your favorite restaurant lettuce wraps!
- 1 Tbs. oil
- 1 lb. ground turkey (I use 93/7)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 3 Tbs. lite soy sauce
- 1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. sriracha
- 1 Tbs. fresh ginger, grated (or ½ tsp. ground)
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and chopped
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and cut in half
- Rice to serve
- Prepare the sauce: Mix the hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha and grated ginger together in a small bowl or the measuring cup you used for the hoisin sauce. Set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add the oil. After a minute, add the turkey and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up as it cooks. Add the onion and cook for another few minutes until it's softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute.
- Pour the sauce to the skillet and slowly stir to combine. Add the water chestnuts and cook for another few minutes until everything is combined and warmed through. Turn off the stove and let the mixture set for a few minutes, while you prepare the lettuce.
- Take the core out of the lettuce and slice the whole head in half. Remove the leaves so they make little cups. You may need to cut off some of the hard lettuce parts.
- Place the lettuce cups on a plate and spoon in the turkey mixture. Be careful to not overfill them because the lettuce will break while you're eating them and may or may not make a mess all over the floor for the dog to eat (not that this has ever happened...).
- Serve with rice.