Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lettuce Wraps

1/2 lb. ground chicken or turkey (I have always used ground turkey and it is fabulous!)
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce (found in the Asian aisle)
2 tsp. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. soy sauce
5 - 10 drops red pepper sauce (Tabasco)
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 head iceberg lettuce, separated into lettuce cups

In a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, saute chicken/turkey over medium heat until no longer pink.  Pour into dish; set aside.  Rinse pan; spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Saute bell pepper, onion, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes.  Add meat.  In a bowl, blend lemon juice, hoisin sauce, sugar, oil, soy sauce and pepper sauce.  Pour into pan; stir to coat chicken/turkey.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring until sauce is absorbed, about 4 minutes.  Stir in cilantro.  Serve with lettuce cups. (optional, rice)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chinese Chicken Salad

There's nothing really special about this, but its really easy and delicious.

1 head romaine lettuce
1 can chicken (i get mine from costco)
1 can mandarin oranges
1 package top roman noodles
green onion (i use about 4-5)
Chinese chicken salad dressing (my favorite is Girards)
Wash and cut up the romaine lettuce, dump the can of drained shredded chicken in, dump the can of drained mandarine oranges in, cut up the green onions, smash the noodles then toast on the stove top (wait till they are cool to dump in), mix all together and add dressing.  Voila! Your done!