Asian Lettuce Wrap

Asian Lettuce Wrap

14 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 93% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Big Asian flavors in a low carb dish

"The inspiration for this came from pictures in an article on Asian foods was was reading while creating a menu and shopping list for the week. I grabbed the turkey and lettuce while shopping and let the other ingredients flow as I created the dish."


-- Meat --
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces Turkey, ground; or chicken
2 tablespoons Oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Chile garlic sauce; to taste
-- Vegetables --
1/2 cup Onion; diced
1/2 cup Broccoli slaw
1/2 cup Carrot; shredded
1/2 medium Bell pepper, red; cut in matchsticks
2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce; to taste
3/4 cup Cabbage, green; shredded
1/4 cup Cabbage, red; coarse shredded
-- Presentation --
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
12 leaves lettuce

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Mix the meat ingredients together and set aside to marinate while you prep the vegetables. Keep them covered and cool.

Have all of the vegetables ready and near the stove because things happen quickly toward the end of this process. Have a cover for your pan on hand as well as two large wooden spoons (or other implements to stir-fry with)

In a wok, or large frying pan, start the meat mixture cooking over medium-high heat . Spread it out fairly thin and allow it to brown lightly on the bottom. As soon at it starts to brown add in the onions and start breaking up the meat. After two minutes add the bell pepper and drizzle the hoisin sauce into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium.

Add the green cabbage and stir-fry it until it starts to wilt and brightens in color. Then add the red cabbage and stir-fry an additional minute. Cut the heat to low and cover the pan allowing the vegetables to steam in their own liquid for a minute or so. If there are excessive liquids in the bottom of the pan you can remove the lid, turn the heat up high and cook them down briefly.

Just before serving toss the mixture lightly with the sesame oil to give it a bit of shine. Then use a slotted spoon to lightly fill each of the lettuce leaves and serve.

Additional hoisin sauce may be served alongside (or use a squirt bottle and decorate the plate with it)

Each (3 leaf, app 1 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 191, FatCals: 95, TotFat: 11g

SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 3g, MonoFat: 6g

Chol: 45mg, Na: 256mg, K: 444mg

TotCarbs: 12g, Fiber 3g, Sugars: 4g

NetCarbs: 9g, Protein, 12g

NOTE: The choice of vegetables was based on what was in our refrigerator. There's a lot of flexibility here. Cucumbers, jicama, bok choy, french cut green beans, or other suitable items could certainly be substituted based on availability.

Ground pork or chunks of fish could substitute for the poultry if you wish.


The inspiration for this came from pictures in an article on Asian foods was was reading while creating a menu and shopping list for the week. I grabbed the turkey and lettuce while shopping and let the other ingredients flow as I created the dish.

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These were fun to make and delicious to eat.I made as directed and put out a little sweet and sour sauce.
Fredette 2h ago

We doubled the recipe, so that we'd have leftovers, and used a bag of pre-cut broccoli coleslaw, which made it ridiculously easy. Plus, added about a 1/4 cup of water chestnuts for added crunch. Delicious!
marainfeldconner 3w ago

I substituted tofu for the turkey and added 2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger. Yum! The sauce is really spot on. Thanks for the recipe!
rhbrown01 2y ago

Good and east to prepare. A little on the sweet side. I would prefer something a little more savory.
NJinGA 2y ago

Really good favor. Yummy, we did add a bit of crunch by adding some chow mein noodles while assembling. I will make again when it is hot outside and we want a lite dinner. Thanks for sharing.
michellebolhuis 2y ago

Yum! Used butter leaf lettuce. So good.
hannahclockhart 2y ago

Very good! Also made a dipping sauce using a few teaspoons of ginger , few tablespoons of the chili garlic sauce, housein sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce , and three teaspoons of cider vinegar mixed together .
nicoletepaiva 3y ago

Wonderful! I made it with chicken I grilled in a little low sodium soy sauce, and omitted the oyster sauce. The whole thing took around twenty minutes to make. Awesome!
Ava79 3y ago

Easy, fast and yummy. I will definitely make it again.
Melodious 4y ago

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