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


I followed this recipe and it tasted a bit meh. I added some sriracha, soy sauce and more broth then allowed the liquid to reduce and it dazzled my mouth. I also added some home grown basil to make it complete. I used a garnish of rainbow salad instead of the carrot and it was great. This recipe will be a staple in my weekly menus.


Love this recipe. I've made it a few times, and I can't stop nibbling while preparing it! Agree on the addition of some soy sauce, and also some vinegar such as rice wine vinegar gives it a nice fresh punch. The 5-spice powder and fresh herbs are a must, I think, but the recipe is very flexible.

These were outstanding! I

These were outstanding!

I doubled the recipe, added 2 tbsp of siracha and 1/2 cup of Cashew pieces.
Sprinkled with Cilantro/Thai Basil/Chive blend. I will definitely make these again.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Where did you get the

Where did you get the cilantro/thai basil/chive blend? Sounds yummy!!!


Made this for a dinner party, and it was great. Great flavor, but I think I will add some red pepper flakes when I'm not making it for a group because it isn't spicy as prepared. The turkey mixture is really good on its own as well!


We love this recipe! I leave out the brown rice however! This is a great, light, and satisfying meal! I also like to add crushed red pepper flake to the turkey mixture for some heat!! Love it!


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