Juicy Spiced Turkey Lettuce Wraps with a Crunchy Twist











Discover a delicious blend of savory spices, delicate turkey, and a crisp apple crunch in these gluten-free and dairy-free Spiced Turkey Lettuce Wraps. Perfect for a nutritious, light meal or a delightful appetizer.


Step 1: Heat the Oil

Begin by heating 3 tablespoons of peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat. This step ensures your pan is perfectly prepared for sautéing the mushrooms, giving them a beautiful brown sear that enhances their flavor.
Pro Tip: Make sure the skillet is really hot before adding the mushrooms to get a nice sear.

Step 2: Sauté the Mushrooms

Add diced cremini and shiitake mushrooms to the skillet. Sauté them until they're wonderfully browned, stirring often for about 5 minutes. The mushrooms will release their natural juices and then reabsorb them, resulting in a concentrated mushroom flavor that adds depth to the wrap filling.
Pro Tip: Keep the mushrooms in a single layer to ensure they brown nicely.

Step 3: Spice Mix

In a small bowl, combine black pepper, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and coriander. This unique spice blend will give your turkey wrap filling a warm, aromatic flavor with a hint of sweetness and a touch of heat, creating a delightful balance of flavors.
Pro Tip: Adjust the spice levels to your liking by adding more or less.

Step 4: Prepare the Turkey

Take the ground turkey and the prepared spice mix, and blend them together in a large bowl using a fork. This gentle mixing ensures the spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat, promising a flavorful bite in every wrap.
Pro Tip: Use your hands for mixing to ensure the spices are well integrated into the turkey.

Step 5: Cook the Turkey

In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of peanut oil and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the spiced turkey meat to the skillet, breaking it apart with a spoon. Cook until the turkey is browned and cooked through, ensuring each piece is perfectly seasoned and juicy.
Pro Tip: Don't overcrowd the skillet to allow the turkey to brown properly.

Step 6: Combine and Simmer

Return the sautéed mushrooms to the skillet with the turkey. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, rice wine, and oyster sauce, then pour this mixture over the turkey and mushrooms. Let everything simmer together for a minute or two, allowing the flavors to meld. This simmering process creates a rich, savory sauce that coats the meat and mushrooms, enhancing their flavor.
Pro Tip: Simmering on low heat helps thicken the sauce and coat the filling.

Step 7: Assemble the Wraps

To assemble the lettuce wraps, take a leaf of butter lettuce and brush it with hoisin sauce for a sweet and tangy base. Add a generous spoonful of the turkey and mushroom mixture, then top with fresh green apple slices and chopped scallions. The crisp apple adds a refreshing crunch and slight sweetness that contrasts beautifully with the savory filling, making each wrap a delightful symphony of flavors and textures.
Pro Tip: Keep the lettuce leaves in cold water before assembling to make them more pliable.