Lettuce wraps easy, breezy, carb freezy.

March 8th 2013

wrapsSuch a fun and easy way to make a carb free and seasonal meal, anyway with you dice it, you can make these fit your tastes, I do like to use baby romaine leaves they are easy to pick up so they are great for fork free eating!  Use what you want, use what ya got!
I stir fried on medium high 1lb ground pork (chicken works great too), 1 small onion chopped, 2 cloves garlic, 1 small can water chestnuts (drained and diced), 1 red bell pepper, 1 seeded Jalapeno (you can leave some seeds if you want it hotter, but for my five year old I have to mild it out), 2tbsp hoison sauce (international foods aisle). Cook till the meat is brown and veggies are still crisp. Sauce, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp chili paste (international aisle as well), 1 tsp chinese mustard, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce (use temari wheat free if you are trying to avoid all gluten) whisk together. Serve in lettuce leaves and top with sesame seeds or almonds or whatever you like....this recipe is great cuz you can use whatever you have around...and change the flavors to suit your own tastes...works well when you grill and you can always buy like a sesame ginger dressing you like pre made, or thai peanut sauce if you are short on time!