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)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

i tried this and will repeat! yum.