Monday, January 24, 2011

Almost Famous Asian Lettuce Wraps

I live in Logan where chain restaurants, or shopping for that matter, are not on every corner. I love copycat recipes when they get them right. Its always fun to have a good meal without the fprice. This recipe is really good and I have not served it to someone who didnt like it. Don't run off at the list of odd ingredients. Just hit the asian aisle at your grocery store and the ingredients will be enough to do this meal many times over.



Almost Famous Asian Lettuce Wraps
4 servings
Ingredients:
  • 1 head of Butter Lettuce
  • 1 lb of ground pork (you could try ground beef but the restaurant uses pork)
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 C Hoison Sauce
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine Vinegar
  • asian chile pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 8 oz Can of Water Chestnuts
  • 1/2 C Carrots , chopped
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 2 tsp of dark sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Rinse head of lettuce, tear off whole leaves, pat dry and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet over high heat, brown your pork in one tbsp of oil, stirring often and then reduce heat to medium. Drain meat, set aside and cool. Cook onion is same skillet pan. Add garlic , soy sauce, hoison, ginger, vinegar, and chile pepper sauce to the onions. Stir in water chestnuts, carrots, green onions, sesame oil, and cooked pork. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. To serve, add a portion of meat filling into a lettuce leaf and fold like a burrito.

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