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January 28, 2015

The Tasty Table - Healthy Lettuce Wraps

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If your resolution for this New Year was to eat healthy or to lose some weight, Chef Walter Wright has a dish for you that will work in either case...

Recipe

Healthy Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 4 each

Ingredients

  • Ground Chicken 24 oz
  • Washed Lettuce - Bibb or Head 1 or 2 heads depending on size
  • Diced Red & Green Peppers 4 oz
  • Fresh Ginger 1tsp
  • Scallions 1 tsp
  • Charred Red Tomatoes 4-6 each
  • Olive Oil As needed
  • Hoisin Sauce 3 oz
  • Salt & Pepper As Needed

Method

  1. Remove the layers of the lettuce and shock in cold water; you may have to add a few ice cubes to bring the water temperature down. You do not want to leave the lettuce in the cold water for longer than 20 minutes. Make sure to remove and pat dry then set aside.
  2. In a hot sauté pan, add olive oil and wait until the oil becomes hot. Add ginger, diced red and green pepper and stir to keep from burning.
  3. Once the peppers have softened, add ground chicken. Continue to stir to break up large chunks of ground chicken and to keep from burning.
  4. Season the meat with salt and pepper and add Hoisin sauce. Continue to stir until sauce coats the mixture.
  5. Add charred tomatoes and scallions; place mixture into a cold lettuce leaf and roll it up.
  6. You may put a few lettuce leafs on a plate next to a large portion of cooked chicken and have your guests serve themselves.

 

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