Spring (or summer?) Lettuce Wraps


These wraps were soooo good!!! This is quite a large recipe which allowed us to have lots of leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch! 😀 Oh yes. The key to Asian cooking is the union of cooking garlic and ginger together (fresh is always best!). The marriage of these ingredients creates what I like to call a great taste (AND smell) explosion that I can’t get enough of!

Spring Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

1 T Sesame oil, divided
1 ½ T Garlic, minced
1 ½ T Ginger, minced
2 C Shiitake mushrooms, julienne sliced
2 C Carrots, julienne sliced
1 Cup Celery, chopped
1 ½ C Green onions, chopped
4 C Cabbage, shredded
2 C Bean sprouts (one of my favorite foods!)
½ C Soy sauce, divided
2 T Sherry, divided
Romain Lettuce Leaves

Directions:

1. Prep all the ingredients, combine the garlic with the ginger in a small bowl. Then prep and combine all the vegetable ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the soy sauce and sherry together in another small bowl. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and have them reserved for serving.

2. Heat ½ of the sesame oil in a wok or large saute pan and then add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for about 2 minutes over medium-high heat, or until aromatic. Turn up the heat to high, and then add about ½ of the vegetable mixture and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, then add ½ of the soy sauce and sherry mixture, stirring well to coat for about a ½ minute. Transfer to a serving dish. Wipe out the wok or saute pan with a paper towel and return it to the heat. Now, add the remaining sesame oil to the wok or saute pan, and then stir-fry the remaining vegetables for about 3 minutes, then add the remaining soy sauce and sherry mixture and stir well for about a ½ minute. Then transfer the vegetables to the serving dish and mix well. Allow the stir-fried vegetables to cool slightly before serving.

Reason #1 why I need to invest in a wok (note: this did cook down quite a bit):

3. Serve individual plates with dipping sauce.

These were a huge hit with Micah, and he didn’t mind that it was all veggies! 🙂 Although, it would be very easy to add some meat to this dish. You can also use whatever vegetables you want – these were what I had on hand (for the most part).

Side note: Micah has requested that I make my chickpea patties again – he LOVED them!!!

I’m relaxing tonight – I have a job interview tomorrow! Prayers are appreciated! 🙂

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