Thai Lettuce Wraps from The Cheesecake Factory

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By malinda sargent GREEKROSE2005



This is by far my favorite recipe!

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6-8 butter lettuce leaves
thai chicken satays (recipe below)
julienne carrots
sesame bean sprouts (recipe below)
thai coconut curry noodles (recipe below)
thai marinaded cucumbers (recipe below)
1 tablespoon roasted peanuts – chopped
tamarind cashew dipping sauce (recipe below)
thai peanut sauce (recipe below)
sweet red chili sauce (recipe below)

Directions Step-By-Step


Remove the hard stems from the bottom of each leaf of lettuce.
Wash and dry the leaves and arrange in a group on a larger platter.
Remove 2 red cabbage leaves, wash and dry and slice in half vertically.
Arrange on the serving platter and fill with each one of the fillings (chicken, bean sprouts, thai coconut curry noodles and marinated cucumbers).
Let your friends or family create their own lettuce wraps by choosing a filling or fillings and placing it on a leaf along with a choice of sauce.
Fold the leaf in half and enjoy!
Here are the individual recipes:
Thai Chicken Satays

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons water
4 green onions – cut into 1? pieces
8 Bamboo skewers (10-12 inches)

Cut chicken into 3/4? strips
Place in a shallow glass dish
Combine soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Add water and mix thoroughly.
Pour over chicken
Toss to coat all of the chicken pieces.
Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Soak bamboo skewers 20 minutes in cold water to keep them from burning.
Drain the chicken and reserve the marinade.
Weave the chicken strips onto each skewers, alternation with green onion pieces. You may need to use several pieces to cover each skewer.
Brush chicken and onions with reserved marinade.
Grill the skewers on an uncovered grill over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through the grilling.
Bean Sprouts

1½ cups bean sprouts
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp roasted sesame seeds

Heat the oil in a frying pan
Add the bean sprouts along with the other ingredients.
Cook over a medium-high heat until the bean sprouts are tender
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Thai Coconut Curry Noodles

12 oz fresh egg noodles
1 tbsp minced garlic cloves
1 tbsp red curry paste
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp curry powder
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice

Place the noodles in hot water, seperating with a fork.
Let the noodles soak until tender or according to the directions on the package.
Drain and keep warm.
In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk on low heat and slowly stir in the curry paste.
When it begins to simmer, add in the remaining ingredients.
Continue to simmer for approximately 2 minutes.
Stir in the noodles and serve
Thai Marinated Cucumbers

1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 large cucumber – seeded

Combine the vinegar, sugar, water and salt in a small pan.
Cook over a medium heat, stirring until it boils and the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Peel the cucumber and cut lengthwise into quarters and again crosswise into 1/8? slices.
Place in a serving bowl and pour marinade over cucumbers, stirring to blend.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
Tamarind Cashew Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup chopped cashews
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 medium garlic cloved – minced
2 green onions – chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tsp honey
6 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Combine cashews, hoisin sauce, garlic, green onion, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
In a small sauce pan add oil, honey, rice wine vinegar and tamarind pulp.
Heat at medium for 1 minute.
Stir until the tamarind pulp is completely dissolved.
Add this to the cashew mixture and process until smooth
Pour into a serving bowl and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp water
4 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp chili oil

Combine peanut butter, water, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, and chili oil in a small saucepan.
Stir mixture over a medium heat until it begins to bubble.
Cover the pan and remove from the heat.
Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 cup hot water
2 tbsp sugar
1 lime – juiced
1 tsp garlic – minced
1 tsp red chili paste

Combine the rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, hot water, sugar, lime juice, garlic and chili paste in a blender.
Puree until smooth.
Pour into bowls and serve.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Asian

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Tracey Kersten txcooknlv
Feb 10, 2011
I always get these when I go to CKF. Thank you so much for posting the recipe so now I can make them at home! YUM :)
malinda sargent GREEKROSE2005
Feb 10, 2011
I know those are my fav I always order them or the salads or fried macaroni! I got lucky to get that recipe!
Sheryl Faulkner athestove
Mar 10, 2011
Great recipes! Thanks for posting them - I'm looking forward to making some of those sauces, especially. I'll have to try these at CKF.
malinda sargent GREEKROSE2005
Mar 10, 2011
Yes do that its my fav item at their restaurant, this and the fried macaroni is amazing..though this is healthier
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Allie B SassyPants29
Nov 29, 2012
I have to say I was really excited about the recipe but then disappointed that the green sauce that normally accompanies this dish was not what the recipe came out to. That the Cheesecake Factory told me was the Tamarind Cashew but even if it was not the correct sauce, the "green sauce" is not in this recipe?
gail taytay arizona100
Aug 10, 2013
I made this and was so excited about eating the tamarind cashew sauce but it was nothing like the CF sauce. It was just okay but not what I was expecting. I found tamarind paste and used that, wonder if that made a different instead of using tamarind pulp. The peanut sauce was also just okay. But everything did look pretty and colorful sitting on a big tray and everyone just helped themselves. Sauces need work.
Cammi Quinton cammianne
Jan 14, 2014
The Sweet Chili Dipping sauce is AWFUL! It is nothing like the stuff at The Cheesecake Factory, which I just had yesterday. This was totally watery and smelled just awful. Now I'm wondering if I should make the chicken as the recipe states, or look for a new recipe (I found another for the sauce and, while I haven't tried it yet, it definitely looks and smells like the one from The Cheesecake Factory).
Susie Lea Susie_Lea
Oct 16, 2014
The green, tamarind-cashew dipping sauce is GREEN because there is CILANTRO in it ~ missing from this recipe! Chop some up and throw it in there or it will never taste or look like the Cheesecake Factory version...