This post was kindly sponsored by Blue Harbor Fish Co. All opinions, ideas, and recipes are mine alone. #BlueHarbor
I ♥ this recipe. It was inspired by my very first trip to a Thai restaurant almost 20 years ago. Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps are colorful and bursting with flavor. They are totally fun to make and eat. And there is no cooking. (Yes, I repeat, NO cooking.)
Sure you have to chop and slice up some veggies for the Spicy ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle, but it is totally worth it. This recipe has it all. It is easy and tastes amazing. You get the mild flavor of white Albacore tuna + tangy vegetables + sweet Thai chili sauce + crunchy almonds and more.
Yes everyone will be jealous of what’s in your lunch box.
Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps + Spicy Ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle
I am a big fan of build-your-own meals. You now what I’m talking about right? Recipes where you get to mix and match flavors and toppings to create your own personal bite of heaven.
THIS recipe is just that. Using Blue Harbor Fish Co White Albacore Tuna, these Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps are a new go-to for me.
To bring out the best flavor we created a quick Thai-inspired Spicy Ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle. Anyone can create this in their own kitchen for a punch of flavor and crunch. Trust me, you don’t want to skip this part.
The fresh carrots and cucumbers are tangy and sweet, with a hint of red pepper and ginger for spice. This fast-pickled topping is perfect with the Blue Harbor tuna.
Blue Harbor tuna contains three ingredients. Seriously. THREE. Tuna, water, and sea salt. (They also offer a no salt added variety.) You will love the mild, clean flavor.
The best part? Blue Harbor tuna contains sustainably-caught wild Albacore tuna. This means that they are 100% line caught using methods to safeguard seafood supplies for the future. Click here to learn more about Blue Harbor Fish Co. products.
All you have to do is assemble your tuna, lettuce, sauce and other toppings and dig in.
Make your own Thai Tuna Lettuce Wrap to suit your taste.
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My personal lettuce wrap combo is piled high with Blue Harbor Tuna and topped with a generous helping of the pickled carrot & cucumber.
Then, because I am a flavor-fanatic, I drizzle on sweet & spicy Thai chili sauce, sprinkle on fresh cilantro, chopped green onions and crunchy sliced almonds. To die for!
The fresh flavor and convenience of Blue Harbor tuna makes it perfect for lunch or a quick evening meal. Look for it at your favorite grocer. You can find it in pouches (no draining needed) or cans.
Blue Harbor comes from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries and is dedicated to the sustainability of the world’s fish supply. The MSC is an international non-profit organization established to safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
This recipe idea was sponsored by Blue Harbor Fish Co. As always, But This Cook That only promotes products that we use and trust.
- 3 or 4 - 3 oz pouches of Blue Harbor Fish Co Wild Albacore Tuna
- 1 head of Butter or Bibb lettuce
- 1 medium cucumber partially peeled, seeded and sliced into thin strips
- 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 7 TB white sugar
- 2 TB ginger fresh grated or paste
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 green onions chopped
- Sweet Thai chili sauce
- Fresh cilantro
- Sliced almonds
In a quart jar or bowl, layer the sliced cucumbers, carrots, and red onion. In a separate bowl, stir together the vinegar, water, sugar, ginger, salt and red pepper flakes. Microwave for 30-45 seconds until warm. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Pour the vinegar and ginger mixture over the sliced vegetables. Seal and shake to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
To make a Thai Tuna Lettuce Wrap:
Place desired amount of tuna on top of a leaf of lettuce. Top with the ginger carrot and cucumber pickle mix, a drizzle of Thai chili sauce, fresh cilantro, green onions and almonds.
This recipe will make enough to feed 4 people. The number of lettuce wraps depends on the size of lettuce, the amount of tuna used, etc. Use more tuna as needed.