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August 15, 2011

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In his cooking series, Denver’s Nick Massie prepares meals showing how to apply the CrossFit dietary prescription of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Today Massie makes Thai turkey wraps.

Massie uses ground turkey for his wraps, seasoning it with salt, pepper and chili and browning it in a hot pan with olive oil. While the meat is browning, he chops garlic and adds it to the pan, then chops mushrooms and adds them along with shredded carrots and chopped cilantro. After the mixture cools down, he adds seasonings: sambal oelek for heat, fish sauce for Thai flavor and tamari for saltiness.

“You want to keep it nice and juicy,” he says. Other chefs use conventional means to turn that juice into a sauce. “Typically they’ll add cornstarch … to thicken up that sauce, or sugar kind of coats things too—not really into that stuff.”

Instead, Massie adds some leftover butternut squash soup.

“We’ll bring some sweetness to this without adding refined sugar,” he says.

Massie spoons the finished mixture over lettuce leaves. Finally, he tops off the wraps with chopped cashews and scallions.

Download the recipe here: Thai Turkey Wraps.

6min 9sec

Additional reading: CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans by Greg Glassman, published May 1, 2004.

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13 Comments on “Cooking With Nick Massie: Thai Turkey Wraps”


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Thank you for you're awesome recipes Nick! This series is one of the main reasons i signed up for the journal.


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These are great! Thanks for including them in our Journal.


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Nick looked thoroughly stoked to take that bite at the end!


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oh yea!


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Someone give this guy his own web site! I'm a fan bro. Thanks for all you share.


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Love the recipes!! Keep them coming!


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Really tasty stuff. However, I didn't use cilantro because the store was out when I went to get groceries and I didn't use coconut milk because I dislike coconut flavored food. Still I was very happy with how it turned out. Thanks for sharing your recipes.


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Just made this dish. Tasted great! Didn't have the Sambal, still looking for that. Forgot the coconut milk at the store. Even without these two it came off well. Can't wait to make it again with full ingredients.

Thank you Nick!!! Please keep the recipes coming!


Alex Woita wrote …

(Not Alex, Jake Fisher posting this comment)

Nick, I made this last night. I've made ALL of the food from your videos and have been super impressed. I have cooking skills and a strong cooking background, so I've played with adaptations and variations on the ingredients. These are great! Awesome frameworks to go multiple directions in cooking.

Thanks for keeping it simple, relatively inexpensive, and DELICIOUS!!!


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Love this series!!! How do you make the coconut soup??


replied to comment from Lawrence Uhrlass

Never mind found it:P


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Great looking recipe. I haven't been able to find a coconut soup recipe that looks like what you used. Anybody have any links?


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This series has really inspired me to start making healthy, delicious meals. I prepared a variation of this and my wife loved it. She asked to have it three meals in a row. Thank you Nick!

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