Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thai Inspired Lettuce Wrap

This has been a crazy week for me.   I have been in rehearsals and now performances of Carmina Burana with the MN Orchestra.  (FYI - there are still tickets for performances on Saturday and Sunday) Since I am singing, I do not want to have a heavy dinner.  It just makes the high notes flat!   So I am opting for a more substantial late lunch.   I love Thai food and have been craving it but since it can be heavy I felt inspired to create these lettuce wraps.

Thai Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients
1 tsp ginger (grated on a microplane)
2 cloves garlic (grated on a microplane)
2 tsps of red chili paste (I used Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste) (feel free to add more)
1 lb ground turkey breast
Canola Oil enough to cover the bottom of the pan

For the wrap
Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Cilantro
Radishes sliced
Fresh Lime

In a medium skill, add the oil, ginger, garlic and chili paste.   Stir until the oil gets slightly hot and the items are combined.   Add in the turkey.  Mix thoroughly and cook until all the turkey is cooked through.

When cooked ensemble on a lettuce leaf, meat, radishes, cilantro and squeeze the lime.    Now all you need to do is enjoy.