RECIPES: Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced (white and green parts kept separate)
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 1½ pounds ground turkey
  • ¼ cup Asian fish sauce
  • 1½ cups diced fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes, plus wedges for serving
  • Hot cooked white rice, for serving
  • 1 head of Boston lettuce, leaves separated, for serving

MAKE THE FILLING: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, scallion whites, and seafood seasoning. Cook until the vegetables start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce and scallion greens and cook until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pineapple, cilantro, and lime juice. Remove from the heat.

SERVE: Spoon the filling over the hot cooked rice and serve with lime wedges and lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps.