Monday, June 15, 2009

Asian Lettuce Hand Rolls

It's been a rough couple of months here.... moving, toddlers, end of school, etc etc etc......... So I haven't had the time to post anything. My mother told me to get back to blogging so here I am.....

My husband and I love the little lettuce hand rolls they have as appetizers at un-traditional restaurants. I found this recipe at epicurious, and decided to give it a try, and add a couple things (I can't seem to follow any recipe to the "T" anymore..... becoming more adventuresome and sure of myself...... haha). We ate these as our dinner, but they could be a first course, or snack as well.

These turned out great- I will definitely make these again, and play around with it- different meats, or veggies!

Asian Lettuce Hand Rolls

1 Lb. Ground Pork (or chicken, turkey, beef...)
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp. Fresh Ginger, minced
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Chinese 5 Spice
1 tsp. Minced Onion (dried)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Head Bibb Lettuce
2 Carrots, Julienned
1/2 Cucumber, Julienned

1. Heat the Olive Oil over Medium heat. Add the Ground Pork, Garlic, Ginger, Brown Sugar, Chinese 5 Spice, Minced Onion, and Soy Sauce. Cook until Pork is cooked through.

2. While pork is cooking, julienne your veggies, and wash your lettuce.

3. Roll the Pork and Veggies up in the lettuce and enjoy!