A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When we go out for Chinese, I love ordering lettuce wraps because they are low carb and very satisfying. I love that they are crunchy and think it's fun assembling your own meal (even though it's also a little messy!) I made these hoisin flavored lettuce wraps for dinner one night and not only were they so easy to make, they were also a big hit with the hubby!

3 chicken breasts
3 scallions
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1 can water chestnuts, diced
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 large shiitake mushrooms, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, diced
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp worcestershire sauce sauce
3 tbsp canola oil

Start by dicing all the vegetables and chicken. This is probably the most time consuming element of the dish.

Heat the canola oil on medium high heat in a wok then toss in the garlic and ginger and let cook for 45 seconds. Add all the veggies and cook until the onions and peppers have wilted a bit. Then add in the chicken and stir until it has cooked throughout. Add the soy, hoisin and worcestershire sauces and rice vinegar and mix.

To serve, wash and pat dry some large lettuce leaves. Smear some hoisin sauce on them and place a big heaping of the chicken and vegetable mixture on top. The diners can wrap their own lettuce and make a bit of a mess in the process :)

1 comment:

  1. Yes it does look very time consuming but very worth it- it look delicious ! Can't believe what an extraordinary Chef you turned out to be !!!