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Asian Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

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This Asian mushroom lettuce wrap is a low fat, super fresh version of the Chinese classic. This mushroom lettuce wrap recipe is great for fussy kids and makes a good summertime lunch, appetizer or supper. The mixture for the wrap can be made ahead and reheated to serve.
Ingredients
  Fresh mixed mushrooms 8 Ounce (white button mushrooms and brown crimini mushrooms)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lean chicken 8 Ounce, ground
  Fresh gingerroot 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Hoisin sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Rice vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Asian chile/Hot sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Hearts of romaine lettuce leaves 6
  Carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Peanuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Mint/Coriander leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Finely chop mushrooms in food processor or by hand.

MAKING
2. In large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.
3. Add chicken breaking up with spoon.
4. Stir in mushrooms, ginger and garlic, cook on medium-high flame for 4-5 minutes or until mushroom liquid has evaporated.
5. Stir in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar.
6. Reduce heat and simmer about 4-5 minutes to blend flavors.
7. Taste and add chili or hot sauce if desired.
8. Stir in green onion just before serving.

FINALIZING
9. Spoon filling into lettuce leaves, and garnish with some chopped carrots, peanuts, cucumber and mint or coriander leaves. Then wrap lettuce around the filling to enclose
or serve filled lettuce leaves open face on a plate.

SERVING
10. Serve these with cooked rice or rice salad and steamed snow peas.

NOTES
Substitute ground pork for chicken and add finely chopped water chestnuts with soy sauce.
Reheat in microwave or in skillet, adding a little water if necessary.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Try out these Asian style mushroom lettuce wraps for an appetizing snack or even for lunch. Watch this impressive video to make this wonderful dish. The video is absolutely interesting and offers great serving suggestions too. This video is a must watch!

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2 Comments

foododido's picture
Only one word can describe Mushroom Lettuce Wraps "Yummy". Just one question can we use something else in the place of hoisin sauce.I shall try prepare this recipe this saturday and let you know the outcome.
perceptiveeye's picture
Hi Cdnmushroom, how are you? Mushrooms are full of nutritious substances and I am sure this mushroom lettuce wraps recipes is not only nutritious but delicious too...can you tell me the homemade preparation of hoisin sauce ??