Friday, February 8, 2013

Food Friday - Lettuce Wraps

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Well, another Friday is here, folks!

I am continuing on with Food Friday and man oh man do these next few weeks have the BEST recipes ever! We're talking jalapeno poppers, crack bread, breakfast ham cups... Oh my!

YUM!

For today...

Now, if you are willing to spend buco bucks, then go out and celebrate the weekend by getting some P.F.Changs lettuce wraps. I you're willing to stay in and save a little dough, MAKE 'EM! I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course) and had to see if it tasted like the real deal. It's as close as I think I'll ever make it. Totally delicious.

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Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients:

1lb ground chicken breast (fyi, this stuff raw = nasty... it's a weird texture.)
1/2 medium onion, minced
salt & pepper, a dash of each
2 large cloves garlic, minced or about 1 tbsp pre-minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
1/2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (or more if you like it hotter)
dash of fresh pepper
3 green onions, chopped
1/2-8oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained & chopped
10-12 large outer lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry

Directions:

1. Heat a large, non-stick skillet on high. Add chicken, onion, salt & pepper, and cook until chicken is nearly done, stirring often to break up the meat. Add in minced garlic and ginger, and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink.

2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce and pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth. Add into the skillet and stir to combine.

3 Add green onion and water chestnuts into the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes until the onions are soft and the water chestnuts are heated through.

4. Serve with cold lettuce leaves

This is the first of many Pinterest inspired recipes. They all look so good... but do they taste good? THAT is the question. Have a great weekend!!




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