• 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh-squeezed or fresh-frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (I love Red Boat Fish Sauce and it's gluten-free and Paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (or honey, cane sugar, or something like Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener if you prefer)
  • 1 onion (cut in slivers)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut in thin strips)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (high smoke point, such as avocado oil, peanut oil, or grapeseed oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic (cut in slices, for seasoning the oil)
  • 2 cups basil leaves (chopped, or Thai basil leaves, more or less to taste and depending on whether you have to buy basil)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (lean)
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NutritionView more



Calories220Calories from Fat110
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat110
Total Carbohydrate6g2%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Ckitkat333 3 days ago
It was kind of bland. I would say make double of the sauce.
Christine V. 25 days ago
East to prepare and delicious.
Brittan B. 18 Jul
My husband and I both loved this! Has great flavor and reminds me of the Thai dish Pad Kra Pao. I had to make extra sauce, though, since it was pretty dry. But I’d definitely make this again!
This was good maybe over some brown rice
Sara 15 May
Amazing loved it and added teriyaki which was great
A bit too dry but very tastey
Delicious! This is a favorite in our house. The only adjustments I made was to add ginger and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper with the garlic (which I do not discard) I also doubled the sauce recipe to add flavor to the rice.
Mac 28 Jan
Yummy enjoyed it very much. Made it over butternut squash in Seasman soy sauce
Kasey Kiyabu 6 Dec 2017
I love this dish. The flavors are great. An easy go to meal. Sometimes I put it with rice or over zucchini 'noodles'.
Becca.theBoss 5 Sep 2017
Needed something more
Rebecca S. 27 Aug 2017
Used low sodium soy sauce and also added ginger to the sauce. Definitely a keeper!
Marilyn K. 5 Jul 2017
AWESOME!! A weekly staple in my house
Brian T. 10 Mar 2017
Loved it!!! It was flavorful! I love basil, so I added extra, and it was wonderful!!! Making it again this weekend!
Hampton 2 Jan 2017
Dish was great. I would triple the sauce requirement the next time I make it. I also added an extra pepper and used only have an onion.
Kiera S. 2 Dec 2016
Great! I doctored it up a bit by adding 2 tbsp. Lemongrass paste and 1 tbsp. Oyster sauce. A dash of Chinese five spice as well. Served in butter lettuce boats. Yum!!
Evelyn P. 5 Oct 2016
Delicious!!! The flavors popped in the sauce!!! I substituted the bay leaves with cilantro because I didn't have bay leaves and YUM!! I hate I didn't make enough this time!! I will know next time :)
jill9will . 28 Sep 2016
Yum! Made this exactly as written- so easy, just have everything ready & comes together quickly. Served with rice and an Asian inspired slaw. Will be making this again
Michelle W. 15 Jun 2016
One of my favorite recipes I've found on here so far! Quick, easy and delicious! Left out the fish sauce but still has great flavor. Served it over brown rice. Will definitely make this again.
Marissa B. 4 Jun 2016
Outstanding recipe! Loved the sauce. Plus prep and cooking was so quick and easy. Great for a week night. I would not stint on the basil.
Marisa C. 6 Apr 2016
Really good I served it with broken rice, green leaf lettuce and quick pickled diakon radish. I added sambol instead of siracha, xylitol as the sweetner. It's good with basil but better with an equal mixture of cilantro / coriander, Thai basil and mint.
Kasun N. 7 Mar 2016
This was sooooo tasty, for a little extra kick try adding sambol olek though instead of Sri Racha. It's more authentic and has more heat.
Susan C. 14 Feb 2016
Really good. Perfect flavor. Serve with brown rice or wrap in lettuce. Would definitely make again.