Monday, August 2, 2010

my lettuce wraps...

i know yesterdays post was a recipe for banana french toast and today is another post for another recipe.  i have been craving lettuce wraps for weeks now.  i've never made them before.  love the ones at P.F. Changs even the ones at Cheesecake Factory are yummy.  found some recipes online and took bits and pieces from a few different ones but they were all basically the same.  i just happened to use what i had in my pantry.

16 boston bib or butter lettuce leaves
( i used iceberg because that's what i had)
1 pound of ground pork
1 can of water chestnuts
1 small onion diced
1 cup mushroom diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbs of soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbs of oyster sauce
3 tbs of hoisin sauce
(i added more because i love hoisin sauce)

in skillet brown the ground pork in 1 tbs of oil stirring often and reducing heat if necessary.  drain and set aside.  cook the onion in the same pan.  add the garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce to the onions and stir.  stir in water chesnuts and sesame oil.  continue cooking until the onions just begin to wilt.

allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf.  wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!  (i normally drizzle more hoisin sauce before i feast on mine.)

it was a hit with the family so i am definitely putting this on my rotation of meal plans!  super quick and super easy!
bon appetit!

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Marie said...

Ooooh, looks crunchy and tasty!:D
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Jessica said...

I love lettuce wraps! Your pictures look so yummy.... I like my lettuce wraps with those crispy noodles on top, and I like hoisin sauce too :)

Anonymous said...

You are making ME hungry! We love cheesecake factory too! But no PF Changs here... :(

Sandy a la Mode said...

yummmmmmmy! i LOVE lettuce wraps! i haven't had the pfchang one but i hear its delish!!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love lettuce wraps..Yummy:)
Kisses,sweetie and have a wonderful Tuesday

Michele Lee said...

YUM! That looks delicious and I've had them at PF Changs. Definitely mouth watering. Thanks for sharing! :)

Wild and Precious said...

please come cook for me! looks so yum!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

mmmm. this is perfect for my diet! thank you sweet gal for sharing the goodness!

Gracie said...

Oh yum! That is definitely making me feel hungry. It looks so fresh and good for summer. I will have to try it for sure. x

Small Burst said...

Girl this looks sooo good!