"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Friday, October 30, 2009

Asian Lettuce Cups Again....................

..........and I think that they are going to start showing up on the menu around here again and again and again.   It is about the only time I actually enjoy lettuce. I love the cool crispness of the lettuce against the hot seasoned pork and the spicy sauce.

I found that Romaine leaves  make for a better vessel than iceberg lettuce.

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
chicken broth
3 green onions chopped
Bean sprouts
fresh chopped cilantro
Lettuce Leaves

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.
minced ginger
minced garlic
sesame oil to taste

Additional ingredients.
Peanuts (Optional)
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


  1. Aren't these neat? Hardly any clean up to do :) Looks really light, refreshing and oh-so-delish!

  2. Oh girl I could eat those right now for breakfast!
    Gorgeous shots!

  3. Low cal and full of fresh nutritious ingredients. And equally as important, delicious!

  4. These go fast at our coffee group's annual Chinese food dinner but alas we order in.

  5. I've seen these in so many places but I think yours look and sound like they have the best flavors going on..will definitely try them and finally stop looking for a recipe!! Thanks...

  6. This is the first time I am seeing these on your blog.
    They look light and easy!

  7. lovely and fresh ....I cld have that for lunch everyday :))


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