The meal was easy, from start to dining, 20 minutes, I added diced carrots, celery and onions to the mixture. I love the idea of the lettuce wraps but was not a fan of the five spice. I love Asian cuisine but did not like the five spice powder. Next time I would use the ginger, hoisin sauce, maybe some teriyaki to add flavor instead of the five spice.
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
From EatingWell: June/July 2006
Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with chile-garlic sauce and rice vinegar for extra zip; toss diced mango and strawberries with lime juice for a quick dessert.
46 Reviews for Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
This dish is very tasty. It is extremely easy to put together. I couldn't be more pleased!
This recipe is seriously lacking something. I can't put my finger on it, but adding soy sauce helped. It needs more moisture and my husband said the 5-spice blend gave him a headache because it smelled so bad when it was cooking. I wont make this again.
I loved these! I did have to adjust the recipe a bit. I couldn't find 5-spice so I threw in a few shakes of a thai seasoning I had at home. I also didn't add as much broth because it seemed like it would make it too soupy/watery (I probably only added 1/8-1/4 cup). I didn't have fresh herbs so I added 2 tsp of frozen fresh cilantro to the meat mixture. The water chestnuts give great crunch! I will definitely make this again!
I made these last night for dinner and they turned out good but I had to make some changes to the recipe to make them taste good for me! The hoisin sauce gave it a great taste, but I was afraid to use the chinese five spice powder because of the smell and taste of it. I added some additional spices that I had in my cupboard and also added low sodium soy sauce and some white wine vinegar to give it a punch. I will definitely make these again but with the modified recipe!