Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Asian Night - Lettuce Wraps

For March's cooking night we made PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps and they were SCRUMPTIOUS!

Here is the recipe for 6-9 servings
9 tablespoons oil
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cups water chestnuts
2 1/16 cups mushrooms
9 tablespoons chopped onions
3 teaspoons minced garlic
12-15 leaves iceberg lettuce

Special Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
6 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/8 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons hot mustard
6 teaspoons water
3-6 teaspoons garlic and red chile paste

Stir Fry Sauce
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • Make the special sauce by dissolving the sugar in water in a small bowl.
  • Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil.
  • Mix well and refrigerate this sauce until you're ready to serve.
  • Combine the hot water with the hot mustard and set this aside as well.
  • Eventually add your desired measurement of mustard and garlic chili sauce to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps.
  • Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.
  • Saute chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side or done.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and cool.
  • Keep oil in the pan, keep hot.
  • As chicken cools mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.
  • Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.
  • When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.
  • With the pan still on high heat, add another Tbsp of vegetable oil.
  • Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan.
  • Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes then serve it in the lettuce"cups".
  • Top with"Special Sauce".
These were very easy to make and really tasty.  Some of the ingredients were a little more difficult to find, but that's because we looked at Wal-Mart for them.....side note always go to Harmon's or Smith's for more of the specialty items.

We found the recipe here.

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