Peanut Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
8 Wraps
22 min

Calling all Asian cuisine and peanut butter fans! These turkey lettuce wraps are an easy and delicious low carb option when you are craving Asian cuisine. The peanut butter and Thai flavors in the sauce creates a nutty, savory and slightly spicy dish.

This time of the year, my family often grows tired of holiday and American dishes. This recipe is my family's favorite go to when we are craving something a little different and want to spice things up a bit.

This recipe is so easy to make and comes together in under 30 minutes. The best part is it makes a lot, and is even better leftover when the flavors have time to really blend together. The lean turkey and limited carbohydrates create a healthy dish that is perfect for dinner or meal prep for weekday lunches.

Peanut Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Recipe details
  • 8  Wraps
  • Prep time: 2 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • 2 tbsp. sesame seed oil
  • 2 lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 bunch of green leaf lettuce or 1 package of romaine lettuce hearts

Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add diced onion and sauté until soft.
Add ground turkey and cook until browned.
Add curry paste and mix well.
In a small sauce pan, whisk next 8 ingredients over low heat until fully combined.
Pour sauce over ground turkey and mix well.
Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture into an individual lettuce leaf, top with peanuts and/or chopped carrots if desired.
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  • Judy Solomon Judy Solomon on May 07, 2023

    What could you use instead of chili paste? That is not something I usually use.

    • Lisa Taylor Lisa Taylor on May 08, 2023

      Do you mean the curry paste or the chili sauce? For the chili sauce I would use like Tabasco or something similar.

      don’t have any curry paste so I would use curry powder instead. However curry paste features many of the same spices, such as turmeric, coriander, chili powder, and cumin, then adds in oil, garlic, lemongrass, galangal (or Thai ginger) and some chilies, the latter being the ingredient that gives curry paste its distinct color and flavor.