Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lettuce Wraps

If you ever go to Cheesecake Factory, you MUST try the lettuce wraps. They are meant to be eaten as an appetizer, but I like to enjoy them as my main course. I like them a little better than PF Changs, just because they are fresher and have much more substance. They also come with three choices of sauce, all of them AMAZING!
But, if you're not planning to go to Cheesecake Factory any time soon, here is my version of the lettuce wrap. I love them in the spring and summer, they are delicious and very healthy.
This recipe can serve 1-4 people, and they store great as leftovers
1 head butter or bib lettuce (you can use iceburg, but it's not near as flexible and velvety as bib or butter)
1-2 cups cooked chicken, either coursely chopped or sliced
1-2 cups shredded carrots
1-2 cups bean sprouts
1-2 cups shredded red cabbage
1-2 cups cooked soba, rice, or spaghetti noodles
1-2 cups salted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, if desired
Favorite asian dipping sauce-peanut sauce is my favorite, but there are sweet chili sauces, cilantro sauces, etc that are delicious. Have fun discovering.
Take one lettuce leaf and fill with following ingredients. Either drizzle sauce on top, wrap and eat, or use sauce to dip lettuce wrap. SO GOOD!
This would be an easy and fun food to entertain with, people are always pleasantly surprised with how good they are despite their simplicity.


Rebecca said...

hi Teresa! your food blog is awesome. This is one of my favs too at CFactory. Thanks!!

teresa said...

Hey Rebecca, good to see you! I'm glad you like the blog!