YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Thai Lettuce and Chicken Wraps, contributed by mavierose

Recipe Title: Thai Lettuce and Chicken Wraps

Contributed by: mavierose

Additional Credits for Recipe
These little rolls are great for lunch or appetizers and are perfect for easy entertaining. Guests love “rolling their own,” prep is a snap and you can have everything ready and waiting in the fridge long before the party starts.

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List of Ingredients
2 Tbsp. oil
2 tsp. minced galangal (or ginger)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 lb. ground chicken (or turkey)
1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
1 tbs. chopped cilantro
1 tbs. chopped green onions
1 tbs. minced lemongrass (the bottom 2/3 inch of stalk only)
1 tbs. Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce
1 tsp. chili flakes
salt & pepper to taste
8 large washed butter lettuce leaves

Preparation
1. Heat peanut oil in sauté pan. Add galangal (or ginger) and garlic and sauté for I minute

2. Add ground chicken and stir to make sure chicken breaks up. Sauté for 4 minutes

3. Add water chestnuts and sauté 2 more minutes

4. Add cilantro, green onions. lemongrass, fish sauce, chili flakes, salt and pepper

5. Place in bowl. Cool slightly or refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

6. Present with cold crisp lettuce leaves, allowing guests to form their own little rolls.

7. Serve w/ Thai dipping sauce

Thai Dipping Sauce

1/4 simple syrup (1 cup sugar boiled w/ 1 cup water. Allow to cool)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp. tamarind paste (optional) or rice vinegar
2 tsp. Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce
1 red serrano chili - seeded, sliced in half rings
1 tsp cilantro leaves
Combine and blend all ingredients together.

Number of Servings: Makes 8 lettuce wraps

Cookbook Category
Entree

Recipe Type - Categories
Thai Cuisine

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