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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Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2 for main dish, 4 for appetizer
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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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)

Step-By-Step

1Whisk together the first 5 ingredients and set aside. Finely chop the water chestnuts, mushrooms and scallions, combine and set aside.

2Heat 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.

3Add 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.

4While 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.

5Remove 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."

6Serve 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