Gà Tây Cuốn Bắp Xà Lách (Turkey Lettuce Wraps)

RECIPE:  Turkey Lettuce Wraps



about 1.25 pounds Ground Turkey

3 tablespoons Lab Namtok Seasoning 

2 1/2 tablespoons Fish Sauce

1 teaspoon Ground Pepper

1 medium Onion, finely chopped

4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon chili powder (ot bot), optional

2 tablespoons Annatto Oil, (Dầu Hạt Điều) click here for recipe


1 Iceberg or Butter Lettuce 

1 Carrot, shredded

Roasted Peanut

a bunch Cilantro, cut into 3 inch segments


Preparing Lettuce

Remove the lettuce core with a pairing knife.  Then use your hand to separate the leaves apart.  Rinse the leaves then shake the water off each leaf.   Blot the lettuce dry with paper towel .  Set aside.


Sauteing Ground Turkey

In a pan over high heat, add annatto oil when the pan is getting hot.  Stir in garlic and onion.  Stir until fragrant.

Add turkey, lab namtok seasoning, fish sauce, ground pepper and chili powder if you want to spice it up.  Continue cooking until the meat is cooked, about 2 minutes.



Arrange lettuce leaves, roasted peanut, cilantro, and shredded carrot on a large serving platter.  Pile turkey  in the center or place meat in a separate shadow plate.   To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf.  Squeeze a bit of lime/lemon juice.  Fold the lettuce around the meat like a taco.  Be careful this wrap may be too healthy for you!