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Spicy Turkey and Asparagus Lettuce Wraps


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  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 small cooking onion, finely chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 lb thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 heads Boston lettuce, separated into small cups
  • Orange Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Asian chili sauce



Step 1

Stir sauce ingredients together and reserve.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add turkey and stir, breaking up meat until no sign of pink remains about 3-5 minutes. Add onion, celery, pepper and asparagus. Stir-fry another minute.

Whisk soy sauce, chili sauce, cornstarch, water and sesame oil together and add to turkey. Stir one minute. Add cilantro, mint and green onions.

Serve with lettuce cups and sauce.


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