Low Carb Low Fat Asian Lettuce Wraps with Dipping Sauce

Jennifer Van Dyke

By
@JVD

Make sure to taste as you go along and adjust the flavors to your liking. This recipe is just like one I found in a low carb cook book. If you aren't doing low carb, you can use real sugar. Enjoy!


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Serves:

2 for main dish, 4 for appetizer

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These wraps are so good!  I usually order these at my favorite Chinese restaurant, and this recipe is so close to theirs that I about did a dance when I tried them.

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
2 tsp
molasses
2 Tbsp
rice vinegar
3 clove
garlic, crushed
2 tsp
splenda or other artificial sweetener
1 lb
ground turkey or chicken
2 tsp
vegetable oil
1 small can(s)
water chestnuts
1 c
mushrooms
4
green onions/scallions
1
head of ice burg lettuce
1/4 c
soy sauce, low sodium
2 Tbsp
ketchup (no sugar)
2 Tbsp
rice vinegar
1/2 tsp
splenda or other artificial sweetener
1-2 Tbsp
lemon or lime juice
*1 tsp
sriracha or other hot chili sauce or paste *if desired
1 tsp
sesame oil (preferable toasted)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk together the first 5 ingredients and set aside. Finely chop the water chestnuts, mushrooms and scallions, combine and set aside.
2
Heat pan to med-hot, add the vegetable oil, and put ground meat in pan breaking it up as it cooks. If you have a non-stick pan, you won't need oil. Cook until 1/2 of the pink is gone, about 5 minutes. Now add the vegetables and continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes until meat is done.
3
Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan and continue stirring and simmering for about 5 minutes. Taste the mixture and adjust to your liking-you may want to add more of the sauce ingredients. Scrape the pan to get all the bits up off of the bottom.
4
While meat is simmering, combine the final 7 ingredients to make a dipping sauce. Whisk together and taste, then adjust to your liking. The sauce should be sweet and tangy and spicy if you like.
5
Remove the outer leaves of the ice burg lettuce then make 2 cuts, one to each side, leaving the center section (use for a salad later) You will use these as "wraps."
6
Serve the meat and lettuce separately. Put spoonfuls of meat in the center of a lettuce leaf, spoon some sauce on and roll up to eat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Collection: Asian Inspired
Other Tag: Healthy