Thursday, February 11, 2010

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

A succulent lettuce wrap with the flavors of soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and fresh scallions. It's tricky to eat because the lettuce doesn't do a very good job of holding together all the carrots and scallions (maybe a tortilla would be better?), but if you do manage to get everything in one bite, the flavors of spicy, sweet, salty, and tangy play very well off of the refreshing lettuce and juicy tomato and tender chicken.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap
1 Tbsp sesame ginger sauce (see below)
2 large, intact lettuce leaves
1 chicken leg, shredded, skin removed
3 tomato slices
2 Tbsp cup shredded carrots
3 red onion rings
3 tsp scallions

Sesame Ginger Sauce
1/8 tsp rice wine vinegar
1/8 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce

1. Layer all ingredients on the lettuce, and drizzle on the sauce.
2. Attempt to roll up everything in the lettuce and take a good, representative bite, give up, and grab the lettuce wrap barbarically and eat.