TURKEY-DRIED PLUM LETTUCE WRAPS
Prep Time - Serves 25
Ingredients6 lb ground turkey
¼ cup finely chopped fresh ginger
4 oz soy sauce
2 oz Asian sesame oil
36 oz finely chopped pitted dried plums
½ cup sweetened coconut flakes
½ cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
½ cup sliced green onion
¼ cup chopped cilantro
50 each Romaine lettuce leaves
Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)
*Canned dried plums may be substituted for pitted dried plums. Drain liquid and pat dry with a paper towel.
DirectionsIn large bowl combine turkey, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil, mixing lightly but thoroughly. In large nonstick skillet, brown turkey mixture over medium heat, breaking into crumbles; pour off drippings. Add dried plums, coconut, peanuts, green onion and cilantro; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. In center of each lettuce leaf spoon 2 tablespoonfuls turkey mixture and fold lettuce to form small packet. Serve immediately with Dipping Sauce.
DIPPING SAUCE: In small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water; 2 tablespoons nam pla (Thai fish sauce); 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar; 1 clove garlic, finely chopped; and 1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice. (Yield: 1/3 cup)
Tip: Nam Pla (Thai fish sauce) can be found in the Asian food section of some supermarkets.
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