Turkey Laab

Turkey Laab

ShopHouse

Tim Wildin is Brand Director for ShopHouse. He likes to use his Thanksgiving leftovers to create a Thai alternative to the turkey sandwich:  “My dad (American) would always make fun of my mom (Thai) and I because he'd say we would make Thai food from leftovers of the most American meal of the year. We'd shred the leftover turkey, mince it really finely, and make 'laab' (a Thai minced meat salad, for lack of a better term) with it. Much better than a turkey sandwich!”

2
Servings
1307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sandwich

  • 4  Cups  shredded leftover turkey, minced
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • handful of mint leaves
  • shallot, finely sliced
  • handful of chives, cut into 1 inch segments
  • ground toasted rice for garnish

For the dressing

  • cloves of garlic
  • dried Thai cili, chopped
  • 3  Tablespoons  cilantro stems, finely chopped
  • stalk lemongrass, very finely sliced into rings
  • 8  Tablespoons  fish sauce
  • 10  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • 5  Tablespoons  sugar
  • 1  Pinch of  coriander seeds

Directions

For the sandwich

In a mixing bowl, combine the minced turkey, cilantro, mint, shallot, and chives, and toss with the dressing. Garnish with ground toasted rice. (Make the toasted rice by toasting raw rice in a flat pan until browned and fragrant, and then put the rice in a spice grinder or coffee grinder).

For the dressing

Finely chop the garlic, Thai chili, cilantro stem, and lemongrass, and combine with fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and whole coriander seed.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
63g
90%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
246mg
82%
Carbohydrate, by difference
119g
92%
Protein
74g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
63µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
29mg
39%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
248mg
25%
Choline, total
369mg
87%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
192µg
48%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
110mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
7mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
844mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
83µg
100%
Sodium, Na
4839mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
323g
12%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
100%

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.