Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8: Lettuce Wraps

I love lettuce wraps from PF Changs and so I sampled and experimented with a few recipes until I came up with this one. It is so yummy. Enjoy!

Meat mixture:
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
1-2 cans water chestnuts, drained and chopped
2/3 c chopped mushrooms, optional
3 TB chopped onion, optional
½ bottle teriyaki sauce, or homemade stir fry sauce
3-4 sliced green onions, green part only
Brown turkey in a generous amount of olive oil. Add water chestnuts and teriyaki sauce. Heat. Add green onions. Place a 1/4 c portion of meat mixture on lettuce leaf. Add a spoonful of special sauce. Add any toppings. Roll up lettuce around meat mixture. Enjoy.

Stir Fry Sauce:
4 TB soy sauce
4 TB brown sugar
4 tsp rice wine vinegar

Special Sauce:
1/4 c sugar
2 TB ketchup
½ c water
1 TB lemon juice
2 TB soy sauce
1/8 tsp sesame oil
2 TB rice wine vinegar
1 TB hot mustard
1-2 tsp garlic and red chili paste
Mix together over medium heat. Serve over lettuce wraps.