As written the recipe is a bit heavy on the 5-spice and needs at least twice as much hoisin sauce and a teaspoon at least of hot sauce (I used Sriracha).
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.
48 Reviews for Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
I did not use the five spices either but just improvised and threw in fresh basil and garlic, garlic powder. I did use extra Hoisin sauce (double) and topped with Sriracha. It had a great flavor!
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.
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.