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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Foodie Friday!

This week we are making

Lettuce Wraps


About three years ago, I finally got my college friend Shana to eat with me at a "Chinese" place.
 It was P F Chang's and she was expecting, but hey after trying for 12 years it was a start.
 She fell in love with the lettuce wraps.
Of course that is one of the top sellers!
 I vividly remember her calling her husband and saying, "I found chinese food I like"
Since that time the mission has been to find a version made at home to rival it.
 I think that mission has been acomplished!
Great job Shana!!
So let me share with you, I made this for my parents and they just ADORED them!

INGREDIENTS:

Filling

3 tablespoons oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 cup water chestnut

2/3 cup mushroom

3 tablespoons chopped onions

1 teaspoon minced garlic

4-5 leaves leafy lettuce

Special Sauce

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon hot mustard

2 teaspoons water

1-2 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste

Stir Fry Sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar


Directions



1 Make the special sauce by dissolving the sugar in water in a small bowl.



2 Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil.



3 Mix well and refrigerate this sauce until you're ready to serve.



4 Combine the hot water with the hot mustard and set this aside as well.



5 Eventually add your desired measurement of mustard and garlic chili sauce to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps.



6 Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.



7 Saute chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side or done.



8 Remove chicken from the pan and cool.



9 Keep oil in the pan, keep hot.



10 As chicken cools mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.



11 Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.



12 When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.



13 With the pan still on high heat, add another Tbsp of vegetable oil.



14 Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan.



15 Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes then serve it in the lettuce"cups".



16 Top with"Special Sauce".
 
 
( I poured the sauce over all of the filling in a large bowl and let everyone serve their own)
 

Be sure to stop by Gollum's for more Foodie Fridays!
 
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6 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for sharing this! I just had the lettuce wraps last week when we were on vacation - loved them!

ButterYum said...

these sound so delicious. i can't wait to try them!

:)
ButterYum

susan said...

This is my favorite thing at PF Chiang's and I have always wanted to duplicate it. Thanks for doing all the work!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

My friend Bill LOVEs these. Will have to make this when he visits. THANKS!

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

ILOVE those lettuce wraps at PF Changs. Thanks for the recipe! I tried making them from a recipe online, but when I got to those little celophane noodle thingies, it was just too much. Can you purchase those already cooked?

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE the lettuce wraps at PF Chang's. I def have to try these.