Spicy Asian Ground Turkey With Cabbage

“I've jotted down the basic recipe to a meal we enjoy. I usually adjust it to taste as I cook. I eat this in lettuce cups but I also serve it over brown rice or with noodles. I adapted the dipping sauce from another recipe because it like so much.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok or large pan. When hot add ground turkey and stir fry it for 5 minutes. Add Hoisin sauce, hot chili sauce and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Continue to stir fry until almost cooked through. (I use the pampered chef tool to break up the meat into small pieces).
  2. In a bowl, combine the scallions, half of the ginger, cabbage, half of the chili pepper, the garlic, the 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and the lime zest.
  3. Add vegetable bowl mixture to wok and continue to stir fry until cooked but still slightly crisp.
  4. While the turkey and vegetables cook, make the dipping sauce. In a bowl, combine the remaining ginger and chili pepper, the 1/3 cup of soy sauce, the lime juice, the sesame oil, the honey and a splash of water. Taste and adjust the seasoning; if it's too salty, add another drizzle of honey.
  5. Before serving the meat stir in the cilantro leaves.
  6. Garnish with extra cilantro leaves and serve with the spicy lime dipping sauce.
  7. Wrap in lettuce cups or serve over noodles or rice.

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