About the music: We realized that we didn’t really have many asian dishes on our site, so when we were looking for music to pair with this delicious treat we thought that we should also choose an underrepresented genre on the site as well. We decided to go with some soulful wobbly jams, a few of wich lean more towards dub-step, and the rest are, well, just wobbly.
Prep time: 45 minutes
2+ Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 small minced red onion or 4-5 shallots
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp grated ginger root
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
4 Tbsp soy sauce
2+ Tbsp Chile Garlic Sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
1 large head butter lettuce
Like all recipes on this site, chop all things that are good first. So chop your onion and set aside. Peel the ginger, then mince finely. Heat a large skillet with peanut oil, add the onions and sauté for about 2-3 minutes then add ginger.
Next, add the ground turkey breaking apart with your fingers as you add it. Then add the soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and fish sauce. Cook until the turkey is brown and crumbly and sauce has reduced slightly.
While this is cooking, chop your cilantro, and put peanuts in food processor to chop. You can do this without a food processor but that would be like using a typewriter when you have a laptop… Wash and spin dry your lettuce.
When turkey is done, add the cilantro and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Serve the filling, peanuts, and lettuce separately and let people choose their own delicious ratio of fillings and toppings.
Photo credit: Melanie Makes