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 Post subject: Chinese New Year - February 18th! Yum!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:43 am 
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"The Cantonese word for lettuce sounds like rising fortune, so it is common to serve lettuce wraps filled with other lucky food."

* 1 head iceberg lettuce or romaine lettuce leaves (whichever you prefer)
* Sauce:
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
* 1 tablespoon dry sherry
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* Remaining Ingredients:
* 1 tablespoon sesame oil
* 1 slice ginger, minced
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 2 green onions, chopped
* 1 lb meat from chicken breasts or sliced white chicken meat
* 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
* 1 can water chestnuts, rinsed in warm running water and chopped
* 1 stalk celery, diced
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water

PREPARATION:
Wash the lettuce, dry, and separate the leaves. Set aside.

Mix together the sauce ingredients. Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and green onions and fry until the garlic and ginger are aromatic. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Add the red pepper, water chestnuts, and celery to the frying pan. Add the sauce ingredients and cook at medium heat, Give the cornstarch/water mixture a quick restir and add to the sauce, stirring to thicken. Add the chicken back into the wok. Cook for 2 - 3 more minutes, stirring, to heat through and finish cooking the chicken.

Lay out a lettuce leaf and spoon a heaping teaspoon of the chicken and vegetable/sauce mixture into the middle. The lettuce wraps are designed to be eaten "taco-style," with the lettuce/chicken mixture folded into a package. Continue with the remainder of the chicken and lettuce leaves. Serve.

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/fusionrecipes/r/lettucewraps.htm

Anybody have any other tasty recipes to celebrate with?


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Anyone planning a Chinese food feast to celebrate tonight?


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Gern_Blanston wrote:
Anyone planning a Chinese food feast to celebrate tonight?


Actually we are.

Well, it will be what I call Chinese. I doubt it's all that authentic tho.

Shrimp Toast to start.

Hot Sour Soup

Then Cashew chicken over Mung bean threads.

Yours sounds quite wonderful too!


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