Jul 7, 2010

Asian Lettuce Wraps

If you want an easy, tasty, healthy dinner – this is a great recipe to try.  I know they are quite popular but I’ve actually never had a lettuce wrap before.  But I will again – since I will definitely make these again soon.  The filling with flavorful and delicious – and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes.  Enjoy!

For the sauce

  • 1½ tsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce

For the filling

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (e.g. frozen peas, shredded carrots, diced red pepper and chopped onion)
  • ½ green apple, finely chopped

To assemble

  • Butter or Iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and separated

1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and mix to blend.

2. To make the filling, heat a skillet on high heat with cooking oil. 

3. Once the pan is hot, add the garlic, ginger and green onions to the pan, and stir fry for a few seconds, just until fragrant. 

4. Add the ground turkey or chicken, breaking into small pieces, and cook until almost cooked through. 

5. Add the vegetables to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Mix in the sauce and cook for about 1 minute until thickened slightly.  Add the apples to the pan and toss to coat.  Immediately remove the pan from the heat.

6. Serve the filling in lettuce “cups”.

Source: Annie’s Eats who adapted from Steamy Kitchen

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  1. Mmm...I like this. Looks very delicious. Fun to eat :D

  2. I will definitely be making these too!