Recipe of the Week

I cannot believe that I haven’t posted this recipe yet because it is one of my specialties!

It is the Meyers Family Lettuce Wraps Recipe! This recipe was passed down to me from my dad, and I can truly say that I have mastered it! :)

Ingredients: 

  • Ground Chicken
  • Soy Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce (You can find this in the Ethnic Foods aisle at your local grocery store)
  • Green Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger (I didn’t have any this time though :()
  • Olive Oil
  • Peanuts
  • 1 head of Iceberg Lettuce

Ingredients

Green onions add so much flavor

The Sauces

First thing is first, start getting your lettuce separated so you don’t have to worry about it while your cooking. I usually start by cutting off the end of the head of lettuce and while washing the lettuce under the faucet, I separate the layers of the lettuce. Put it aside in a strainer so that the lettuce wraps can dry while you cook the dish.

Next, I have found out throughout the many times that I have made this dish, that you must marinate the chicken! It makes such a difference! For this recipe, all you have to do is soak the ground chicken with soy sauce and marinate it in the fridge for at least  30 minutes.

Marinating

Next,  cut the green onions, in pretty long slices and peel and grate the ginger, I usually just eyeball it. I love the taste of ginger, so the more the merrier. Since I didn’t have ginger this time, I just sauteed the green onions in a little olive oil and garlic, but you should start with cooking the green onions with the freshly grated ginger in a little bit of olive oil.

Cooking green onions

Cook the green onions until they are dark green, and pretty shriveled up and then transfer them to a bowl, to add to the cooked chicken later.

Add a little bit more oil to the pan, then add the marinated chicken. Constantly stir and break up the chicken while you cook it in the pan.

Stirring chicken

Once the chicken is cooked through, and you can’t see any more pink, stir in the green onions and add a couple handfuls of peanuts. I love the crunch of the peanuts so I add a lot, but you can add as much or little as you like.

Lots of crunchy peanuts!

Stir it up a little more to coat the peanuts in the sauce and then add a drizzle of the Hoisin Sauce. You don’t need too much, I just drizzle it once right over the chicken mixture.

Hoisin Drizzle

Stir it up a couple more times until the Hoisin is evenly mixed into the chicken, serve it up and you’re done!

Finished!

Close up

All wrapped up

Enjoy!

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