Herby Lettuce Wraps
These do-it-yourself lettuce wraps are Chinese in origin, but here we've seasoned them with herbs in a way that's more traditionally Vietnamese. So they're not authentically anything, but they're completely delicious!
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Zester or grater
- Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium. When it is hot, add the oil, scallions, garlic, and ginger, and cook, stirring, until the mixture is bubbly and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the turkey or beef to the skillet and turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook, breaking it up with the spatula, until the meat is cooked through and browning, about 5 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce and vinegar and cook, stirring, until the liquids are absorbed, 1-2 minutes more. Taste the mixture and add more soy sauce or vinegar if you think it needs it.
- Serve with the lettuce leaves and toppings: put a spoonful of the meat mixture into a lettuce leaf, add herbs, roll and eat.