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
1226
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
62g
89%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
249mg
83%
Carbohydrate, by difference
92g
71%
Protein
77g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
102µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
89µg
99%
Calcium, Ca
157mg
16%
Choline, total
401mg
94%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
147µg
37%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
115mg
36%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
808mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
95µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3167mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
354g
13%
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.