Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Soothing Lettuce Wraps

I'm not sure why we labeled P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps "soothing," but my sister started it and since that fateful day 100 years ago, we've called them that, even in the restaurant where the server inevitably looks at us like we've each grown an extra head.

I digress.

I caught a wild hair a few months ago and bought a bottle of Peanut sauce and had every intention of using it immediately. Well, fast forward a few months and I think you know where I stand (pizza crust in my freezer for 5 months, anyone?).
I decided that it was time to use it. Didn't matter how, we were gonna drink it if we had to. To be honest, I was sick of pushing it from one side of the pantry to the other whenever I needed something located behind it.

I found a recipe for {Soothing} Chicken Lettuce Wraps and it called for Peanut Sauce, so I decided to make them. OMG. D told me that usually during dinner I pick at my food and claim that I ate a late snack (or half a bag of Tostitos and a jar of salsa). He said it was almost funny because I was literally inhaling these bad boys, sauce running down my arm. {It wasn't pretty, folks.}

Here's the recipe:

Soothing Lettuce Wraps
via AllRecipes.com

1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and boned, meat pulled into large chunks
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 head fresh cabbage
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons white sugar
black pepper to taste
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed, and patted dry
1 cup Thai-style peanut sauce

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, ginger, cabbage, onion, sugar, and pepper. Pour in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, and cook and stir until the chicken is hot, and the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

  2. To serve, line a platter with lettuce leaves, and pour the chicken mixture into the center of the platter. Each diner assembles their own wraps by placing some of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, adding a little peanut sauce, then rolling into a cylinder.

1 comment:

  1. I love peanut and hoisin sauce. This looks great!