Awesome Asian Lettuce Wraps


Finally I found it!!! Finally! FINALLY!
After 3 tries with different recipes in my desperate search to find a delectable Asian Lettuce wrap to rival P.F. Chang's tasty offerings, the first try being A-W-F-U-L, the second being " Meh, ok. I guess I can keep it down." THIS latest one, my friend, was GOOD!!
This one is worthy of SHARING even. That should speak volumes in and of itself.


So, "gimme, gimme!," you say? Ok! I will! But first, again with my disclaimer. It's my photo and I'm still trying to learn to make things actually look half as good as they are. This picture does no such thing. But rest assured, I would not lead you astray! You can trust me when I say, " Mmm...mmmm... incredibly GOOD!"

Awesome Asian Lettuce Wraps:
serves 2 or 3 as dinner, more as appetizer
Stir-fry Sauce
~Phase 1~
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
~Phase 2~
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
~Phase 3~
1/2 onion, chopped fine [ I used green onions]
4 cloves garlic, minced fine
1 8oz can sliced water chestnuts, minced to the size of corn kernels
2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed to 1/2″
**I've heard use can use 1 lb ground beef instead of chicken, but haven't tried it myself**
half head iceberg lettuce

Combine oils and add to wok or large frying pan. Heat oil over high heat until it glistens, about one minute. Add chicken and stir-fry until cooked through, then lower heat to med-hi and add rest of stir fry sauce, garlic, onions, water chestnuts. Stir-fry everything about four minutes and remove to a serving dish.

Serve stir-fry with iceberg lettuce or nappa cabbage leaf wraps.

Let me know what you think!

2 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a good chicken lettuce wrap. Thanks for the recipe
    Mimi

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  2. Hope it pleases your belly as much as it did mine! Might think about adding shredded carrots, peanuts or mushrooms as I've seen added before too!
    ~Anne~

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