This is one of those dinners that I don't make often. And then I wonder why.
A ground pork mixture seasoned Asian style.
Spooned into lettuce leaves and
topped with cilantro and bean sprouts
and served with a spicy sauce.
I'm definitely going to make this more often.
Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table
Asian chicken lettuce cups
Use this as an outline.
Measurements are just approximate. I don't measure anything.
1 or 2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 pound of chicken breasts ground, or
lean ground pork
1 minced garlic clove
1 or 2 teaspoons minced ginger
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 green onions chopped
fresh chopped cilantro
Heat oil and saute the onions, when soft add the ground chicken or pork. Do not brown. Add the garlic and the ginger. Add a little chicken broth to stop the meat from sticking. Simmer until meat is cooked. Season with salt. Remove from the heat and add the green onion.
(season to suit own taste)
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 or 2 tablespoons of garlic chili sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce.
sesame oil to taste
toasted sesame seeds
Chopped water chestnuts
To serve, spoon on to lettuce leaves and drizzle on a little of the sauce. Top with bean sprouts and cilantro.