Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Asian Lettuce Wraps

In the same way that I had never tried ramen before (and I told you about that in the post here), believe it or not, I'd never eaten lettuce wraps before either. I know, I know, this probably makes me weird, but it is what it is. Fortunately, I've now rectified that with this amazing recipe, by Food Network’s Sunny Anderson. This is the first Sunny Anderson recipe that I've ever tried, but it is certainly not going to be the last. These were absolutely delicious! I'm not going to lie to you, they're messy, but the taste is well worth the mess.

I adapted her recipe by adding some vegetables, grating and adding carrots and finely minced yellow pepper, not just for color, but also for taste and to add a little vegetable nutrition. This is going to become a regular staple around here, particularly during the summer when I want something lighter to eat, but don't want to sacrifice flavor. I can't recommend these highly enough. And now, I guarantee you I'm going to be trying many other versions of lettuce wraps. I'm hooked!
Asian Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from Sunny Anderson
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound ground beef
2-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 scallions, chopped
1 carrot, grated
½ cup minced yellow pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head Boston lettuce, leaves separated, cleaned and dried

In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil and sauté beef until brown. Stir in ginger, scallions, carrot, yellow pepper, garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and hoisin and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanuts. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm wrapped in lettuce cups.

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Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Finally you post a recipe that won't screw up my weight watchers plan, ha ha! I love lettuce wraps, and will have to give these a try!

Deborah Lacy said...

These look great. I'm going to give them a try.

Marigene said...

Yummy, yummy!

Linda said...

I've had lettuce wraps on my bookmarked recipes to try for a long time - I'll add yours to it!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love chicken Asian Wraps. P.F Chang;s has wonderful ones and so does Panda Inn.

This recipe looks so good - thanks for it.

Happy Mothers Day.


The Charm of Home said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Miz Helen said...

I just pinned your awesome wraps! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Miz Helen