Thai BBQ Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Welcome to my first post in the 4 ingredient challenge.  The scoop with this challenge is that everyone uses the same 4 ingredients and we see what we can come up with.  The exciting part about it for me is that the group of bloggers consist of my favorite BBQ bloggers.

For my first post in this challenge, the ingredients that must be used are turkey, soba noodles, almonds, and a vegetable that is not green.  It didn’t take me long to figure out what I wanted to do with these ingredients as they were screaming Thai flavors, so I decided to do a Thai BBQ Turkey Lettuce Wraps and using carrots as my vegetable, that is not green.

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For the turkey I used a Turkey Tenderloin that I seasoned with a Thai BBQ rub and grilled over direct heat and basted with a Thai BBQ sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling.  To form the lettuce wraps, I place the cooked soba noodles on top of the lettuce then topped the soba noodles with a bit of the Thai BBQ sauce, then came the turkey, carrots and a tad bit of cilantro and finally topped with some sliced almonds.  The BBQ sauce ended up with wonderful flavors to it, a bit of heat, a bit of sweetness, and a tad saltines to it.  These lettuce wraps came together quite well and were full of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large turkey tenderloin (1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Thai BBQ Rub (recipe below)
  • Thai BBQ Sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 Carrots, julienned
  • 1 bundle Soba Noodles, follow directions on package for cooking
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 ounces slivered almonds
  • Leafy lettuce

Directions:

Season the turkey tenderloin with the Thai BBQ rub, make sure to get it a good heavy coating.  Cover and place back in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.  Prepare the grill for direct grilling over medium heat.  Make sure to flip the tenderloin about halfway through grilling.  With about 10 minutes left, take about 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce and coat the turkey with the sauce and finish grilling till the juices run clear.  Remove the turkey from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.  Thinly slice the turkey tenderloin and build the lettuce wraps.  Serve with remaining BBQ sauce.

Thai BBQ Rub Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Thai BBQ Rub Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Store in airtight container.

Thai BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Thai BBQ Sauce Directions:

In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.  Cover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours to let the flavors bind together.

Jason BBQ

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