Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chinese Lettuce Wraps

Feel like something fresh, crisp and healthy? Try this lettuce wrap recipe for a quick and easy lunch or appetizer.  You can make this in less than 15 minutes.  I threw this together for dinner lastnight and turned out great, will definitely make again only next time I get boneless chicken breast.
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Printable Recipe
Ingredients
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil
1 lb ground chicken breast or boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 cloves of garlic minced
1tsp minced ginger
1 can of 5 oz diced water chestnuts
1 can of 5 oz sliced bamboo shoot ( diced)
2 stalk scallion ( finely chopped)
pinch red chili-pepper flakes
1 fresh and cold iceberg lettuce head
1 cup of mushrooms chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Lettuce Wrap Dipping Sauce 
1/4 cup soy sauce 
1/8 cup seasoned rice vinegar 
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
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Method
In a small bowl, combine water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar mix well and  set aside. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and ginger saute until light brown and then  add chicken, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, water chestnuts, bamboo, scallions, and red chili-pepper flakes, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in reserved seasoning mix. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Garnish with herbs and peanuts.
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7 comments:

Avery said...

O.M.F.G. I want this right now! Looks delicious :)

Pablo said...

Yummy, yummy! I'll definitely try it! Thanks for sharing! =D

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gluttonandstudent said...

I need to make this, pronto! this is perfect as a make-ahead meal for a quick, tasty and healthy lunch. I can't wait to try it out!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Mai! How have you been? I'm sorry that I've been MIA lately. My kids started school and I really have no time to blog and my blogging is obviously suffering. I hope you and your hubby are doing well. This dish is one of my favorite dish! It's so healthy and perfect for me right now as I "should" be dieting... =P

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

This sounds refreshing. I'm gonna try it.

Jen said...

Delicious and beautiful images of the lettuce cups. I love this recipe, one of my fav dishes!!

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Sharon @ Chinese Soup Pot said...

A lettuce wrap is refreshing to have. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I can imagine it going nicely with my cilantro shrimp egg drop soup!

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