Friday, March 25, 2011

asian lettuce wraps with stir fried sugar snap peas

well last night i was driving home and i was thinking about dinner.. i had planned on making florentine meatballs from my freind bobbi's site here but.. as i was driving i decided i wasn't in the mood for meatballs or spinach.. so before i left for the gym i got on line and found these asian wraps and stir fried sugar snap peas here at kalyns kitchen.. i, of course, didn't follow the recipe exactly.. cause, well i can't, i don't know why, i just can't.. i will tell you a litlte secret... i have a hard time following my own recipe the next time i go to make something.. so while the recipe inspired me i did chang it a bit.. and even though the picture (which by the way doesn't do these babies justice.. they aren't very photogenic) shows them as lettuce wraps/cups we actually ate them in a bowl.. i put the sugar snap peas (umm yumm) in the bottom then chopped romaine lettuce then the meat.. kinda like a terriyaki bowl.. of sorts.




asian lettuce wraps/cups/bowl

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
servings: 4

ingredients:

sesame oil
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tsp. ginger powder (fresh would have been good but i didn't have any)
1 yellow pepper chopped
2 lbs. ground turkey
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (you can always add more i don't like it much)
1 tsp. chili sauce
1/2 tblsp. fish sauce (i love it)
salt and pepper
1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
1 tblsp. chopped chives
lettuce

in a wok or large non-stick skillet heat your oil.. about turns around the pan..add onions, garlic, yellow pepper, salt and pepper and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until tender.. add turkey cook until brown and crumbly.. add soy sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce, satt and pepper.. get everything incorporated.. cook for about 5 minutes then add the chopped water chestnuts and chives.. simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.. now you can serve it in the lettuce like a taco/wrap or like we did, put the lettuce down in the bowl and top with the meat.. no rules here..don't tell my dad but i even ran with scissors a few times!!



stir-fried sugar snap peas

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
servings: 4

sesame seed oil
1 lb. sugar snap peas, sliced at a diagonal
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. siracha sauce
2 tsp. splenda
2 garlic gloves, minced

heat oil in wok over high heat (2 turns around the pan) and until the oil is shimmering about 30 seconds.. add garlic.. stir fry just unil it becomes fragrant but not brown..about a minute..add the sliced snap peas and cook over high heat sitrring constantly until peas turn a bright green.. about 2-3 minutes.. add soy sauce and siracha stirring constantly until sauce has evenly coated the peas.. about a minute more.. add splenda and stir again about another minute.. super easy and yumm..

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