You know when you get an idea for a dish in your head and you don’t feel satisfied until you make it realized in the kitchen?
That’s kind of how I work. I think about food more than the average Joe, but I’m Gill and it’s my passion. That and having a cheesy sense of humour.
This dish came to me after seeing a photo of a ground turkey lettuce wrap somewhere on the internet. I happened to receive some Boston butter lettuce in my CSA delivery and have ground turkey in my freezer, so I knew it was destined to happen.
When Ayah asked me what kind of Asian these wraps were, I answered “Gillasian”. Let’s be honest, I used what I had on hand with my favourite Asian (gluten-free) sauces. I used my gluten-free teriyaki sauce, tamari, sriracha, and whipped up a really delicious peanut sauce.
The combination of fried onion, turkey, peanut sauce and sriracha together was absolutely dreamy. The peanut sauce was a last minute addition and the highlight of the meal. It brought all of the flavours together and made each lettuce wrap sing.
If you are planning your weekly meals I highly recommend adding this to your list. It’s so easy and delicious we’ll be making it around here again soon!
- 2 onions
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp gluten-free tamari
- 3 tbsp gluten-free teriyaki
- 2 celery stalks
- Ground turkey
- ½ tsp ground garlic
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp sriracha
- Boston butter lettuce
- Spicy peanut sauce:
- 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- ½ tsp sriracha
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp teriyaki
- Fry onions in 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp tamari, 1 tbsp teriyaki.
- Saute chopped celery in 1 tsp coconut oil and add ground turkey.
- Add spices and remaining tamari, sriracha and teriyaki.
- Clean lettuce leaves and set aside.
- Mix together ingredients for spicy peanut sauce.
- Serve with extra sriracha and assemble.