January 23, 2010

Lettuce Wraps - CNY Dish

My new Phyllis Hoffman magazine (Celebrate) featured Lettuce Wraps and I thought I'd give it try. Not bad. This would be a fun dish for Chinese New Year celebrations.

12 or more large lettuce leaves (washed and dried). The recipe called for butter leaves. I couldn't find them at our local MI grocery store, so I got creative with my lettuce leaves.
2 packages of cooked Chinese noodles
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
1/4cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
3 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine cooked noodles, chicken, carrots, green onion and peanuts. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and lemon juice. Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce leaves. Serve immediately. Use the peanut butter sauce for dipping. You can also pour the peanut sauce over the mixture before you put into the lettuce wraps. Enjoy!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YUMMY... looks great..
And love the new look.. love those dragonflies..
have a great weekend..

Shanna said...

Ohhhhh! I like this dish! thanks for sharing. AND, it looks so perfect on your fan plate :)

Sarah said...

This is my fav. dish to get! Unlike the soup which I may try myself, I'm giving this one to my hubby to make!