Recipe Report: Biggest Loser Style Thai Turkey Wraps


In the Recipe Report, Malissa or I (Kim) review a recipe from TV, the internet, or our cookbook collection.  The first installment is Thai Turkey Wraps from the Biggest Loser TV show. 

One of my favorite things to do on a Tuesday evening is to grab a bag of cookies and dig in while watching the contestants of Biggest Loser battle it out.  This week the last remaining male contestant and resident chef, Ed, cooked some tasty looking Thai Turkey Wraps.  They are basically ground turkey mixed with diced raw veggies, lime juice, and cilantro wrapped in lettuce leaves and sprinkled with cashews.  I figured by the conspicuous product placement that the recipe would be on the Jennie-O website and so I looked it up and cooked it up. 

I really enjoyed the tangy flavor of limes mixed with lots of crunchy fresh veggies.  Since I shop at a small food cooperative, I wasn’t able to get Jennie-O ground turkey and had to “settle” for ground free range chicken.  For some reason the 350 people who rated the recipe on the Jennie-O website only averaged two out of five stars, but I’d give it a four. 

Overall, it was a very healthy meal, easy to prepare (although lots of chopping), and yummy.  My only critiques are that peanuts would go better than cashews and that the recipe was not as specific as it should be.  “1/2 bunch cilantro” should be more like ¼ cup of chopped cilantro.  Also, I added a little chicken stock to the chicken as it cooked to give it a more flavor and keep it moist.  (Look for How to Make Chicken Stock in a future episode of Building Blocks Show.)

Have you made this recipe?  What did you think?  Leave a comment below. 


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