Chicken And Lettuce Wraps
|Iceberg lettuce head||1 (This Type Works Best For This Recipe)|
|Garlic||3 Clove (15 gm), minced|
|Galangal/Ginger||1 Inch, grated (Thumb-Size)|
|Red chili||1 , finely sliced (Deseeded, Omit Altogether If You Prefer Very Mild Wraps)|
|Shallots||2 , finely sliced|
|Cooked chicken||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces|
|Carrot||1 , grated or cut into thin strips|
|Shiitake mushrooms||5 , thinly sliced|
|Shredded cabbage||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Red Is Very Good, But Any Type Will Work)|
|Spring onions||3 , sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces|
|Bean sprouts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Lime juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Soy sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Fish sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Oyster sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Fresh basil||1 Cup (16 tbs), roughly chopped if leaves are large|
|Dry roasted peanuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), roughly chopped|
|Oil||2 Tablespoon (For Stir-Frying)|
Place oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, galangal (or ginger), chilli, and shallots. Stir-fry one minute, or until fragrant. Stir-frying tip: add a Tbsp. water whenever the wok/pan gets too dry instead of more oil.
Add chicken, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, and spring onionsAs you stir-fry, add the lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry about 1 minute.
Push ingredients to the side of the wok or pan, and crack in the egg. Stir-fry the egg quickly, breaking the yolk. Mix in with the other ingredients.
Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry briefly (to mix). Remove from heat and do a taste test for salt, adding 1 Tbsp more fish sauce if not salty enough.
Cut off the stem part of the iceburg lettuce so it's easier to separate the leaves. Now place the lettuce, the sir-fried filling, and the toppings on your table, allowing family or guests to make their own wraps.
To assemble wraps, take a whole lettuce leaf and place 1-2 heaping tablespoons of filling in the center. Top with a sprinkling of fresh basil and peanuts. Then wrap it up and eat. (For those who like it extra spicy, Thai chilli sauce can be added as another topping.)