Nutrition Fast Food That’s Not Takeout

Fast Food That’s Not Takeout


This Mu Shu Turkey recipe puts a healthier spin on the traditional Asian dish that features pork, but with all the familiar flavours you’ll love. Mix up the filling, then set out lettuce leaves and let everyone make their own wraps.

1 tbsp (15 mL) oil

1 clove garlic, minced

2 green onions, chopped

1 lb (454 g) ground Ontario turkey

1 cup (250 mL) mushrooms, sliced

1 cup (250 mL) bok-choy, chopped

1/2 cup (125 mL) water chestnuts, sliced

1/2 cup (125 mL) red pepper, thinly sliced

1 cup (250 mL) napa cabbage, chopped

1/4 cup (50 mL) hoisin sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce

2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil

1 tsp (5 mL) Asian five spice powder

12 whole lettuce leaves, washed and dried

*extra hoisin sauce for wrappers

ONE: In a large pan set at medium, heat oil. Add garlic and green onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook until turkey is cooked fully and starting to brown. Add mushrooms and bok-choy, water chestnuts and red pepper. Continue to cook until vegetables are tender.

TWO: Add remaining ingredients (except lettuce), mixing until well combined and sauté until napa cabbage is wilted and mixture is heated through.

THREE: To serve, set out a platter of lettuce leaves and bowl of mu shu turkey and extra hoisin sauce. Let everyone spoon the mu shu turkey mixture and hoisin sauce into lettuce leaves and roll.