Monday, May 30, 2011
Lettuce Wraps Recipe
In the meantime, I am in my grounded kitchen in Carlsbad California. You can find me at local farmers markets and sprouts gathering the best ingredients I can get. My Orange, Lemon and Lime trees sing to me just outside my kitchen window.
What is on the menu tonight?
One of my favorite appetizers! Lettuce Wraps!
1 head of Lettuce, about 8 large leaves from the head for wraps
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb. Ground Chicken
1 cup carrots (sliced into matchsticks)
1 cup chopped shitake mushrooms
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 green onions, chopped, for garnish
*optional additional sliced almonds for garnish
1. Preheat large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add sesame oil and ground chicken. Add mushrooms and onions. Brown chicken. Add garlic and carrots. Then add almonds, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, grated ginger and soy sauce. Mix well and simmer until sauce has thickened.
2. To serve, spoon ground chicken mixture into lettuce leaves. Garnish with green onions and almonds.
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