October 14, 2010

Lettuce Wraps

I saw this recipe for Asian Lettuce Cups in the August issue of Cooking Light and knew I wanted to try it. I wasn't disappointed, they were good. But, I thought with a few adjustments they could be even better. So here is my adaptation of the recipe.

Lettuce Wraps (adapted from Cooking Light, August 2010)

Meat Mixture
1.5 tbsp canola oil
3 cups coarsely chopped shiitake mushrooms
2 chicken breasts, minced or 1 pound ground chicken breast
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 tbsp white onion, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki or 0.5 tbsp Teriyaki sauce and 0.5 tbsp soy sauce
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 head Boston lettuce or Bibb lettuce

3 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp Sriracha
1/4 tsp salt

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute mushrooms for five minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and place mushrooms in a large bowl. 

Meanwhile, combine chicken, garlic, ginger, onion, Soy Vay, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine. 

Heat remaining 0.5 tablespoon of oil in pan and add meat mixture. Cook 5-7 minutes or until chicken starts to brown and is cooked through. Remove from heat and combine with cooked mushrooms and water chestnuts.

 In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients. 

And it's time to serve. 

Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture into a leaf of lettuce and drizzle a spoonful of sauce over the top. Eat and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. I need to give this recipe to my mom. She is pretty much in love with the PF Chang's lettuce wraps. I'm not sure if she has a recipe to make them at home.