Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I love lettuce wraps from a local restaurant and have finally come close to their recipe. Nothing beats going to the restaurant but this will work when the craving strikes.
1 lb. ground chicken
2 carrots, chopped
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup of chopped shitake mushrooms
1 TBS dried basil
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (I used unsalted, dry roasted)
1/4 cup Classic stir-fry sauce or more to taste (found it in Asian isle)
2 TBS wok oil or peanut oil
1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and separated
Heat wok or heavy skillet on high heat. Turn down and add oil. Add carrots, onion and garlic. Saute until fragrant, less than a minute. Add ground chicken and mushrooms. Cook thoroughly. Add stir-fry sauce, basil and peanuts. Stir until combined. Serve immediately with lettuce.
**I combined a little stir-fry sauce, soy sauce and chopped scallions for a dipping sauce. It had good flavor but a little salty. Still working on the dipping sauce.
Posted by Carin