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Meat-wrapped in Lettuce -- different ideas?

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Oliverstreet Sep 12, 2006 02:40 AM

Looking for recipes for "lettuce cups" and the like... Would love some ideas for korean-type dishes as well as ones that use ground chicken. Ideas? Links?

  1. kare_raisu Sep 12, 2006 02:54 AM

    Funny you should ask...this morning's '3 -minute cooking show' had a recipe for miso flavored pork and knonnakyu stir fry, in the korean style (eaten with "senche" the lettuce leaves).

    Basically they took the konn. cut thru the mid across, rubbed with salt then rinsed, dry-fryed the cubes (rid excess water.) Added some cubed pork season with sake, salt, cornstarch and oil. stir fried the two. Then added a T. of kochujang and T. of Miso.

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      piccola Sep 12, 2006 03:28 AM

      I often make "lettuce tacos" using iceberg lettuce leaves for crunch. Then I spoon in veggie crumbles (you could use ground meat), salsa, various chopped veggies and sour cream.

      You could add cheese or guacamole, of course.

      FYI - this is definitely a two-napkin meal.

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        steiny58 Sep 12, 2006 07:02 AM

        Bulgogi is very tasty Korean grilled meat marinated in a sesame oil marinade. It is often served in a lettuce wrap with rice and various other fixings. The problem is finding or making all of the little sides and salads they give you at the Korean grill. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgogi

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          shaebones Sep 12, 2006 09:38 AM

          This is an EXCELLENT recipe from epi;

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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            HillJ Sep 12, 2006 05:59 PM

            When I have leftover grilled seafood I make a salad mixture out of it with light mayo, chopped celery, onion, grated carrot and lemon juice; serve in lettuce cups. Light fare and makes a nice presentation.

            1. Terrie H. Sep 12, 2006 09:11 PM

              Here is a recipe to try - Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps:

              http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/jo...

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