Thai Turkey Tacos

Thai Turkey TacosServes 4 people

Turkey Mix

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1⁄2 cup Teriyaki Sauce (see below)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Place a medium sauté pan on medium heat and add 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil.
  2. Once pan reaches a smoking point, add ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes, moving constantly.
  3. Add turkey, season with 2 tsp salt and cook the meat through.
  4. Add the chopped cilantro and teriyaki sauce, mix well.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2⁄3 cup Mirin (rice wine)*
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or honey)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes


  1. Place sesame oil in a sauce pot on medium heat.
  2. Add ginger and garlic and sweat for 2­3 minutes until soft and translucent.
  3. Place the rest of the items in the pot and bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat
    and transfer to a container to cool.


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 1⁄2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place rice, water and sea salt in a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid.
  3. Steam for 30 minutes until dry and fluffy.

Assembling the tacos

  1. To finish, break whole cabbage leaves off the head of cabbage.
  2. Spoon 1⁄4 cup of brown rice, 1⁄2 cup turkey mix into cabbage leaves and top with cilantro and lime
    wedge. Enjoy!

*Some ingredients in this recipe can be found in the Asian food section in the grocery store.