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Recipe: BASKETBALL WEEK: ASIAN TURKEY LETTUCE WRAPS

March Madness means making munchies for game-watching parties with friends and family. This week, we'll offer some quick and easy appetizers for the gang. This one comes from Bon Appetit magazine, as featured on epicurious.com.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 1/4 lbs. lean ground turkey

1/2 cup purchased Asian peanut sauce

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus additional soy sauce for dipping

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint plus 1/3cup small mint sprigs

12 large butter lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS

Heat peanut oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and saute until brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of spoon, about 7 minutes.

Add peanut sauce, hoisin sauce and 1 tablespoon soy sauce; heat through. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat in microwave or skillet, adding water by tablespoonfuls to moisten if necessary, before continuing.) Stir in cucumber and chopped mint. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer turkey mixture to medium bowl. Place mint sprigs and lettuce leaves on platter. To make wraps, spoon turkey mixture onto lettuce leaf, add a few mint sprigs, fold in sides over filling, and roll up. Pass additional soy sauce alongside wraps for dipping.

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