Thursday, January 7, 2010
Thai Marinated Turkey and Lettuce
So this recipe. Oh I love it! It is absolutely scrumptious. You know, a lot of times, healthy food can be bland and sometimes disgusting, yes. But this delicious ground turkey recipe isn't one of those... it's got lots of great flavors! The ingredients aren't hard to find at all, so no worries there. I saw a recipe in my Thai cookbook and then decided to add more stuff and change a bit to make it even yummier. So now I've created my own recipe with it. My hubby loved it, too, if you were wondering. He actually begged me to make it again next week. I think I will.
If you haven't entered the See's candies contest, please do under the next post. I realized that it's a little ironic how I'm giving away the devil's food in the beginning of the new year when you all are trying to eat healthier but I had no choice because I didn't want it! LOL No really, those are so, so wonderful!
Makes 4 servings
2 fresh red chilies
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon grated or finely chopped gingerroot
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon hot water
1 lb lean or extra lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons *lite coconut milk
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
12 leaves romaine lettuce
Cooked Jasmine rice
Seed and finely chop the chilies, then place in a food processor with the garlic, cilantro root, ginger, oil, and water. Process until smooth.
Transfer to a preheated wok or large skillet.
Stir-fry the paste for 4 minutes over medium heat, then increase the heat and add the turkey. Stir-fry for 3 minutes, or until colored.
Add fish sauce, sugar, coconut milk, and chopped cilantro. continue to stir-fry until the pork is dry.
Cut the romaine lettuce, about 1-inch wide. Place the lettuce on serving plates and pour the meat over the lettuce. Sprinkle black pepper and chopped cilantro on the meat.
Serve with hot cooked Jasmine rice.