Mediterranean turkey pita

Mediterranean turkey pita
for the meatballs:
2 lbs of ground turkey
1 egg
1 medium onions, chopped finely
1/2 c shredded carrots
1/2 c shredded zucchini, juice squeezed out
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 c bread crumbs or panko
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp celery salt
3 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper
oil for pan frying

For the pita sandwich:
whole wheat pita
arugula
onions, sliced into rings
cucumber, sliced
tatziki sauce (I got from Trader Joe's)
turkey patties
extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper.

For turkey patties, combine all ingredients together and let the 
flavors settle in for at least 2 hours. Form them into patties as bigas your palm. It will make about 13-16 patties. Preheat frying pan onmedium high. Add oil, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. frythe patties covered, turning them once. About 6-10 mins. To assemble the pita sandwich, reheat the pita on a hot pan over high heat for about a minute per side. Cut the pita in half. Open the pocket. Start by putting the arugula, onion rings, and cucumber. I cut my patties inquarter, and put them in the pockets on top of the vegetables. Top itwith tatziki sauce. And drizzle with olive oil.

Turkey lettuce wrap

Turkey lettuce wrap

serves 8

1 lb ground turkey
2 tbsp peanut oil
1/2 c water chestnuts, chopped finely
1/4 c carrots, finely choppes
1/4 c celery, chopped finely
1/4 c shiitake mushroom, sliced
1/2 c scallions, chopped finely
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp hoisin suace
2 tbsp soy sauce (I used Kikkoman)
1 tsp white pepper
2 tbsp chicken broth
2 tbsp sake/shaoxing and any cooking wine.
a head of boston or iceberg lettuce.
fried rice vermicelli or crispy wanton chips

Place a pan with oil on high heat. Sauté onions and half the
scallions, for 1 minute. Add celery and carrots, saute for 3 minutes. Add ground turkey and water chestnuts, mixing constantly for 5 minutes. Add the seasoning, oyster sauce,
hoisin sauce, soy sauce and white pepper and mix until completely incorporated. Add the broth and cooking wine. Cook for 5 mins more.
Separate leaves of the lettuce and wash thoroughly. Pat dry or use a salad spinner if available. Lay the lettuce cups down, add the wanton crisps or fried vermicelli first, then the turkey. Top with scallions, and drizzle with Sriracha if you want a little kick.

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