When I have been traveling or away from my kitchen for any stretch of time, I like to prepare some simple, light dishes that help me reset after some indulging!
Today’s recipe for Turkey Larb Lettuce Cups fits that description. I made a big batch of it on Monday after returning from some time away. We enjoyed it for dinner and warmed it up for lunch later in the week. You can even eat it cold. Yummy.
So what is Turkey Larb?
Larb is Thai for meat salad. This recipe is made with ground, dark meat turkey that is sauteed and then tossed with a light sauce consisting of fresh lime juice, fish sauce, sriracha sauce and some sugar. Sweet, sour, salt and spice are all at play making the dish extremely flavorful. Scallions are added to the cooked turkey and the Larb is served in lettuce cups garnished with thin slices of red onion and lots of fresh herbs. The dish is pretty to look at and really fun to eat although you’ll need some napkins!
The turkey can be swapped out with pork or even beef, but if you are using turkey I would seek out the dark meat ground turkey called for in the recipe or just ground turkey. Stay away from ground turkey breast which is all white meat and will make your Larb dry.
To make the meal more substantial, you can prepare some brown or white rice and serve it on the side or add it into your lettuce cups to absorb some of the sauce!
The recipe I am sharing is originally from GOOP. I have modified it to serve more people and added some fresh mint for garnish which I think enhances the flavor even more. You can easily double my recipe once again for a bigger crowd.
Light, flavorful and delicious? I hope you make this Turkey Larb Lettuce Cups really soon and let me know what your family thinks!
Until next week…