What’s New For Dinner: Asian Lettuce Wraps

June 28, 2011

Welcome to my series called “What’s New For Dinner?” This is series sharing a new recipe that I have tried throughout the week. This is my way of keeping our meals from getting boring and attempting to try new foods. I’m doing this fun challenge with my friend, Jenn from Super Jenn. You can see some of the past recipes I’ve done during the What’s New For Dinner this year.

I didn’t get to post my recipes for the last few weeks but I tried a few new twists with rhubarb making both the Rhubarb Salsa Recipe and a Rhubarb Fruit Soup Recipe. Both of them were very good and a nice way to use up what I bought at the farmer’s market those weeks. Thank you to my reader friends for helping me find those!

The recipe for this week was made because I found some great Bibb Lettuce at Costco. I’ve always wanted to try to make an Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe but just never seemed to have gotten around to it. I found what turned out to be a good one on AllRecipes.com.

I followed the recipe just as they had it, leaving out the Asian Chile Pepper Sauce as it was optional and I didn’t have it. Here’s how mine turned out–I didn’t catch a picture of one rolled up into a wrap:

Verdict:
I couldn’t quit eating these. I guess that’s why I don’t have a fully wrapped one to show you, as they went so quick once they were made. I had leftover mixture so I took a chance and froze it. I’ll see how it turns out for a quickly defrosted meal on another day.

I think it was the taste of the hoisin sauce that made it taste so different to me. So if you make these, I would try not to skip that ingredient. My kids called them “lettuce tacos” and they enjoyed them, as well, so this one will probably be added into our menu plan every now and again for something different.

This is my latest recipe that I’ve tried. I’m hoping that you are also adding new recipes into your weekly menu plan as a way to keep meals fun and to try out new foods.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meredith June 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

These look awesome! I love the lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s, but they’re seriously overpriced. I’m so excited to try this, and I won’t skip the hoisin sauce! Thanks!!

Meredith @ Deals.com

2 Tina G. June 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

I have wanted to try making these at home for a while now. I love the ones at P.F. Chang’s, but the closest one to us is not very close at all :), and I can’t afford it that often. Thanks for the recipe link!

3 Bouaphanh Smith June 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm

At Thanksgiving I like to take the turkey, stuffing and wrap up w/sweet sauce. Yum, Yum!

4 KellyH June 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

I’m glad to see a couple different rhubarb recipes. Our local town in Western IL has a large rhubarb festival every year. We have loads of it still. I picked the stalks of one plant a few days ago, and put 6 qt. bags of chopped in the freezer, made 2 batches of muffins and one pan dessert. Anyway, it’s very, very hardy and hard to kill. Plant some if you like it, there isn’tany care involved, except not running over it with the lawn mower :)

KellyH

5 coupongeek July 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

Thanks, Kelly!

I want to plant some but the leaves are toxic and I’m afraid my dogs might eat them.

6 KellyH July 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

Do you have a garden already? If you did, and it was already fenced, one plant in the corner wouldn’t take up much room. Anyway, I’m making the rhubarb salsa to take to a party on Monday. I think I’ll make a trial batch today to see how it goes. Have a good weekend.

KellyH

7 coupongeek July 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

Good idea. I could fence it in the middle of garden where they couldn’t get to it.

Thanks!

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