Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

June/July 2006

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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.

"I loved this recipe. I used fresh basil and chives from my garden. Delicious and very filling! "

47 Reviews for Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

For a hard to please family

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!

crowd pleasing recipe minus five spice

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.

Easy to pull together, crowd pleasing.
Pleasantly surprised!

This dish is very tasty. It is extremely easy to put together. I couldn't be more pleased!

Easy to make. I had all the ingredients on hand. I added fresh garlic.
Missing something

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!


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