Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lettuce Wraps (Inspired by PF Changs)

You cannot go to PF Changs without ordering their lettuce wraps. It's impossible! They're just way to good. I was on Pinterest the other day and found this recipe and we were very excited to try it out. Thank you CDK Kitchen, where I found the original recipe for this. So I started making these and realized I was not as prepared as I thought and made a few changes to the recipe to match what I found in the pantry. I'm so happy with how the turned out, they're so delicious!!

                                  Butter Lettuce Leaves
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoons red chili flakes
1 can (8 ounce size) sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped (optional)
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

Rinse leaves keeping them whole and set aside. We bought Butter Lettuce which the packaging said it was still alive. Is it weird to feel bad about killing lettuce? Haha- anyways, loved these leaves and they were so crisp and fresh it really made the dish.
In a large skillet, brown the chicken and add the onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin, ginger, red wine vinegar and chili flakes. Cook until meat is crumbled and brown.
If you are using water chestnuts (we did not use these and the dish turned out great) now is the time to add them. Also, add the green onions and cook until the green onions begin to wilt.
Get that lettuce ready because it's time to eat. We didn't even sit down to eat, we just grabbed a leaf and dished up and ate over the stove haha. Not a lot of patients in our household but when you try these, you'll understand why:-)


Cheron said...

These were so yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

These were so delicious and easy to make. Thanks!