RECIPE: Lettuce Wraps
Quick, easy, and inexpensive, these flavourful lettuce wraps make a nice light meal on a hot summer day.
1 pound ground chicken (or pork)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon Sriracha, optional
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 head butter lettuce
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground meat and cook until browned (about 3-5 minutes). Make sure to crumble the ground meat as it cooks. Drain excess fat.
- Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha. Cook until the onions have become translucent (about 1-2 minutes).
- Stir in chestnuts and scallions. Cook until tender (about 1-2 minutes). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the mixture into the centre of a lettuce leaf.