Manoa Lettuce Wraps

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on September 21, 2011.


Manoa Lettuce Wraps

  • 16 Manoa lettuce leaves (or any green leafy lettuce)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (Chinese barbeque sauce; available at grocery stores)
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (Thai chili pepper sauce; available at grocery stores)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  1. Rinse whole lettuce leaves and gently pat dry; set aside.
  2. Pour oil in medium skillet and brown turkey.
  3. Drain, and set aside to cool.
  4. Cook the onions in the same pan, stirring frequently.
  5. Add garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and Sriracha sauce to the onions, and stir.
  6. Stir in water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, and cooked turkey; continue cooking until the onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Place 2 tablespoons of filling into lettuce leaves and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
320 calories, 14 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 65 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 25 g protein


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Made this lettuce wrap last night, it was easy and oh so ono! Will definitely make it again!??

by ANONYMOUS on 1/16/2020