Thursday, 22 January 2015

Just Like PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps!

Wow! Can you believe it’s already Thursday!?! This week has just flown by!! On this week’s menu plan I decided to try three new recipes. The first one was a resounding success (with the adults in the house, the kids would have nothing to do with it, but they are crazy)!

Even better? The whole meal came together in about 20 minutes!! Yippee!! Anyone with a schedule like ours likes a dish that can be prepped, cooked and eaten in less than half an hour.

I have only been to PF Chang’s twice in my life, since the nearest one is almost 3 hours away. Both times, we ordered these lettuce wraps as an appetizer and they were awesome. So when I saw them on Pinterest, I knew that I’d need to make them to see if they truly were as good as PF Chang’s. And they were!! Thank you so much to Damn Delicious for the amazing recipe!

I had to pick up a few things to pull this dish together that I don’t normally have on hand. Thankfully, I didn’t need to use a lot of these ingredients, so they’ll be here for the next time I make it (and there will definitely be a next time!

Just Like PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps
Recipe from Damn Delicious

1 tbsp oil
1 pound ground chicken or turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
¼ cup hoisin sauce, and more for garnish at the end
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp ginger (I used minced ginger, but you could use freshly ground too!)
1 tsp Sriracha (or more, to taste)
1 – 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and diced (I only used about ½ a can since I’m not a huge water chestnut fan)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 head butter lettuce

Instructions Heat oil in a saucepan over medium/high heat. Add ground chicken or turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the chicken/turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat.

Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until unions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in water chestnuts and green onions until tender, another 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, scoop several teaspoons of the chicken/turkey mixture into the centre of a lettuce leaf. Drizzle a little extra hoisin sauce on top for a little extra flavour. Wrap your lettuce leaf taco style and enjoy!!

I hope you have enjoyed this recipe!! I know my husband and I definitely did! Maybe next time I’ll be able to convince my kids to eat it (but since it’s wrapped in lettuce, I doubt it!!).

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you a little today!

1 comment:

  1. Yummee! I made these this week with ground chicken and they were fabulous! Super quick and easy and packed with flavour! Thank for posting!



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