Monday, June 14, 2010

Lettuce Wraps

DSC_0319 copyThe quest for a knock-off recipe of P.F. Changs lettuce wraps has ended! I have tried many, many recipes to try to re-create those oh-so-famous lettuce wraps with little success. Then I saw this article in Food Network magazine. Success! I used ground chicken instead and added some sweet chile sauce (for heat and sweet) in place of the rice wine and jalapeño. I had never cooked with shiitake mushrooms and I think those may have been the secret ingredient. My kids hated the mushrooms (surprise) so I gladly let them pick them out and pile them on Mama’s plate. Oh, and I eliminated those crispy noodles which I don’t think add much flavor but add a lot of extra frying time. Oh so dang good on butter lettuce leaves with a side of jasmine rice. I’m so, so, happy.

4 comments:

Ilene said...

Thank you. Dan always wants me to make these and I keep striking out on the few recipes we tried.

Bonus: I have an excess of butter leaf lettuce in my garden. This is a non-salad way to use them. I really have a hard time making my own salads and eating them. Something about the process of making a salad makes my enjoyment of one drastically decrease. I wish the same thing happened when I made cookies.

Nikki said...

I'm so glad you posted this. The closest P.F.Changs to us is almost 2 hours away. I will be attempting these.

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Your mother saw those lettuce wraps and said YUM! Let's try this at Duck Creek!

PF Chang's is very close to us, but heaven knows they cost a lot! Now we need to just find a magic rice like we found a magic pasta for diabetics. SIGH, I miss rice so much! I ate tons of it in Asia.

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