Monday, May 23, 2011

Lettuce Wrap

Everybody needs finger food these days. Maybe it is because it allows tasting a variety without over indulging. Small bites of different taste. I get the feeling the future generations will only be eating finger foods. Which will make sense with so many people doing desk jobs and portion control of our meals are being a requiste to keep a healthy lifestyle. Have you heard of 5 course dinners recently. No, right? Exactly my point, it's the age of finger foods. So keeping with the trend, here is something easy, fun and colorful for your next party.

Lettuce Wrap

You can wrap the lettuce in a host of ways. Cut each leaf into four, take the mid rib out and make cones of each part, hold it together with tooth picks and fill with your choice of meat or vegetables.

Lettuce Wrap


If you are just having it with your family then thin the mid rib of the leaf and wrap meat or vegetables in each romaine lettuce leaf.

Lettuce Wrap

Ingredients for the filling:

Chicken breast - 1 lb
Soya bean sauce - 3 Tbspn
Thail chilli - 1
Ginger - 1/4 tspn chopped or grated fine
Garlic - 2 cloves chopped fine
Sesame seeds - 1 tspn
Oil - 2 tbspn

Wrap
Romaine Lettuce - 6 leaves

Optional:
Onion - to taste
Tomato - 1/2

Method:

1. Chop the chicken breast into small pieces. Marinate with 2 tbspn of soya sauce and refrigerate overnight or at least marinate for 2 hours
2. After chicken has marinated it's ready to stir fry.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic and green chilies - saute till the raw smell turns to aromatic.
4. Add the marinated chicken with juices and stir fry on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through
5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and stir again. Alternately, toast the sesame seed and add to the cooked chicken and toss
6. Add the remaining 1 tbspn of soya sauce to the chicken towards the end of the cooking. Some soya sauce comes with a lot of salt therefore make sure you test for salt and taste before adding the last spoon of soya sauce.
7. Once the meat has cooled wrap it in a whole lettuce leaf. Or else, cut each leaf into four, make a cone shape of it and fill the chicken and hold the leaf together using tooth pick.

You can use a soya vingear dip or peanut sauce.

Contributor: Sunitha

28 comments:

  1. wow, this is so yummy. Loved the clicks too.

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  2. I just posted some lettuce wraps on my blog a couple of days ago. This is a good time to start making light refreshing snacks or meals. Yours looks really good!

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  3. i actually hate lettuce, but that chicken recipe is quite interesting..i might just about make it into a chapathi roll :)

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  4. Omg, feel like having that wrap rite now, makes me hungry and salivating here..

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  5. Interesting recipe,looks delicious and so good.

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  6. These days I love anything wrapped in lettuce... Okay not anything.... but most of them... esp. the ones they serve in Chinese restaurants...:)

    This recipe sounds delightful... now i should take a plunge and start making one myself....

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  8. Tempting recipe and nice clicks...

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  9. Lettuce wraps are some of my favorites! Mmm.. I am craving some right now. :)

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  10. I posted Lettuce wraps topped with beans salad couple weeks back...my hubby loved it to the core n when I make anything like chicken,veggie stir fry,even Chinese crispy noodles he wraps with lettuce n Njoy...we love anything with lettuce n ur Chicken filling Is tempting me so much that I m hungry now...n with that gorgeous presentation it's a visual treat..

    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  11. Tasted lettuce wraps only once in pf changs... yours looks so good..

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  12. Nice recipe for the chicken filling.. aa 2nd photo adipoli aayittunde tto..

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  13. Yummy wrap with a very tasty filling...

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  14. Love the wrap looks so delish n wonderful pics as always :)

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  15. that looks so healthy...and the chicken filling sounds so good. overall looks delish...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Love the wrap looks so delish n wonderful pics:)

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  17. It's a nice leafy substitute...Great recipe!

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  18. very different wrap...never tried this.....looks gr8

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  19. Lovely recipe, loved the chicken rec a lot:)

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  20. Looks yumm, yeah i think indeed next generation will only have finger food,that is if they eat something at all.

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  21. Though I am not a lettuce fan, i loved this idea...
    Yummy and refreshing!!!
    great clicks as usual :)

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  22. I have an award waiting for you in my space....

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  23. This is a very fresh and delicious dish! I love the idea behind this...yum!

    Blessings, Catherine

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  24. when fresh crunchy meets spicy bites, can't get any better...would love one wrap right away!

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  25. Looks healthy and delicious.Mouthwatering clicks too.

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