Maria’s Asian Lettuce Cups

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Maria’s Asian Lettuce Cups

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 filled lettuce cups and about 1.5 tablespoons sauce)


  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Sriracha ( or other hot sauce or chili sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Turkey Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped shiitake mushroom caps (about 5 ounces)
  • 16 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (I like to use a microplane for this job)
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger (I like to use a microplane for this job)
  • 6 thinly sliced green onions, white and light green parts
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 8 Boston lettuce leaves

Combine hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Place mushrooms in a large bowl.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, garlic, and ginger to pan; cook about 6 minutes or until turkey is just browned, stirring to crumble. Do not overcook it or it will be tough. Add green onions, water chestnuts, mushrooms and sauce to turkey; stir well.

To serve, spoon turkey mixture into each lettuce leaf roll and enjoy.

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