Well, I MUST be feeling better because I just wolfed down a bunch of these amazing lettuce wraps for dinner!! Please give these a try -- as with most of the recipes I share, this one is simple to prepare (I had 3 kids hanging on my legs when I cooked mine), flexible, doesn't dirty a kitchen full of dishes, and packs a lot of flavor punch!
I originally found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and adapted it to fit my tastes
1 Big Head of Boston Bibb Lettuce
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1 Large Onion, Chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic, Chopped
2 Tbs Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Hoisin Sauce
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 Tbs Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tsp. Sesame Oil
1-2 Tbs Garlic Chili Sauce (I used 2 and it was perfectly spicy...if you have a more sensitive palate use 1 or omit all together)
1 (8oz) Can of Water Chestnuts, Chopped
1 Bunch of Green Onions, Chopped
Cooked Rice (optional)
Add ground turkey to a large skillet and cook over medium high heat until completely browned. Drain any excess fat. Add chopped white onion and garlic and cook until onion becomes soft, about 3-4 min. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to incorporate. Turn off heat and cover to keep warm.
Carefully separate individual leaves from the lettuce head. Wash each leaf thoroughly and place on paper towels to dry. Pat the tops of the leaves with more paper towels to dry further, being careful not to tear the leaves. PRINT THIS RECIPE
To eat, treat the lettuce as you would a tortilla. Place rice and meat mixture on top of a piece of lettuce, fold the ends of the leaf inwards and roll to close the leaf -- enjoy!
No, not the title of a new recipe or one of my latest quilts...no, we over here at The Spotted Lamb house have felt like we have been struck by the plague for the last THREE weeks straight....so between nursing sick kids with pink eye, ear infections, blistering fevers, flus, upset stomachs and sore throats -- and then my husband and I contracting all of those ourselves --keeping track of who's had what medicine when, disinfecting, disinfecting and more disinfecting, I have not had much time or energy for anything else.
I'm praying these microbes take mercy on us soon and that we can return to our normal routines and energy levels! Until then, I'll continue to daydream about all of the sewing I could be doing :)
Grilling season is fast approaching! I decided to kick-off spring with some, long overdue, grilled burgers! I don't fix red meat very often -- we are a ground turkey kind of family (although my husband wishes it would be otherwise...) So, because I was using ground beef for these particular burgers, I wanted them to be special and full of flavor! This recipe did not disappoint! The most flavorful and juicy burgers I have EVER had...no joke. I found a recipe online, but did a lot of tweaking to fit my flavor-craving tastes.
BEST BURGER MARINADE:
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbs Black Pepper
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Yellow Mustard
1 Tbs Brown Sugar
Mix all ingredients well in a small bowl. Form burgers into patties and lay onto the bottom of a glass baking dish. Pour marinade over formed burgers. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. Allow burgers to marinade for at least 1 hour. Grill as usual. I grilled my one inch thick patties at 375 degrees for 6 min on each side. *Only flip your burgers ONCE and NEVER press the patties!!!*
I would imagine that this marinade would work well with turkey burgers or ever salmon burgers -- let me know if you try it!