Thai-style turkey

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 285.3
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.2 mg
  • Sodium: 791.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 25.5 g

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This is my take on the Thai dish laab- it's really addictive. This is my take on the Thai dish laab- it's really addictive.
Number of Servings: 4


    One package of ground turkey (I like Jennie O)
    One lime
    One half of a bunch scallions, chopped
    Few cloves garlic
    Fish sauce to taste, several tbsps
    Red pepper flakes to taste, 1-2 tsp


This is the easiest and most delicious thing. My husband and I never agree on food, and we both LOVE this. Also keeps well as leftovers.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the pressed or chopped garlic.

Add all the ingredients: the package of turkey, the juice of one lime, the chopped scallions, the fish sauce, and the red pepper flakes.

As the turkey cooks over the next 30-40 minutes, periodically chop up the turkey with the edge of a wooden spoon. The goal is to get really small bits of turkey.

Keep cooking until the turkey is in small bits and they have gotten dark and caramelized. Stop cooking right before the turkey burns.

Serve over white rice. Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user METODAY23.

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Mm, I love laab! I make it with turkey also, but while cooking it, I add toasted jasmine rice for texture, and a handful of mint leaves for an even more exotic touch! - 9/1/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with brown rice and made lettuce wraps, it is AMAZING!!!! Thank you! - 10/7/09

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really great. I plan on trying this, but instead of serving on rice, we'll eat it as the filling for lettuce wraps! - 9/19/09

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    OMG New favorite! I added a green pepper with the scallions and it was delicious. Once summer comes and red peppers aren't so expensive I'll probably use those too and it'll be very pretty. Thanks for the recipe! - 4/8/11

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    This has become a big hit for us. I did discover that if you choose white meat turkey it is only 8g fat per serving. I also add a cup of shredded carrots and a cup of chopped zuc. It is also good with a squeeze of ginger. - 6/19/10