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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lettuce Wraps

A favorite in our household! It makes a great appetizer, or can be served with rice and a vegetable for a main dish.

Makes enough filling for 4-5 large lettuce leaves.

Ingredients for chicken mixture:
3 T. Oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (chopped finely)
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, minced
1 cup mushrooms, minced
3 T. onion, minced
1 tsp garlic, minced (about 2 small cloves)
4-5 lettuce leaves*

Ingredients for special sauce:
1/4 cups sugar, or 1/8 cup honey
1/2 cup water
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. Rice wine vinegar
2 T. Ketchup
1 T. Lemon juice
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1 T. hot mustard
1-2 tsp garlic and red chili paste

Ingredients for Stir fry sauce:
2 T. soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar

  1. Combine ingredients for the special sauce and bring to a boil; set aside.
  2. Cook chicken breast in oil; set aside.
  3. Mix together ingredients for stir fry sauce and set aside.
  4. Saute water chestnuts and mushrooms.
  5. Add garlic, onions, stir fry sauce, and cooked chicken. Saute for a few minutes, until the garlic and onion are tender.
  6. Add special sauce.
  7. Put some filling in a lettuce leaf, wrap, and enjoy!
*The typical lettuce used in this dish is iceberg. I prefer to use romaine though because iceberg has so little nutritional value.

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