Asian Lettuce Wraps
Asian Lettuce Wraps
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Not your Grandmother's Wooden Spoon
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  1. Made these wraps for dinner tonight. They were amazing. Did use ground turkey breast instead of chicken because I had this on hand. With all the seasoning it made no difference. Can’t wait to make this as an appetizer for friends at out Michigan lake house! Thanks for another great recipe kitchen art!!

    1. Carol — so glad you enjoyed our version of Asian Lettuce Wraps! We can imagine that turkey would be a great change. Have fun at the lake!

  2. Sounds yummy. Any suggestions on what to sub for chicken to make the filling vegetarian?

    1. Tigerlille — Thanks for your comments and question! My first response to your question was “tofu!” only to read your next comment. I’ll make a pitch anyway for tofu — crumbled up, sauced up, tofu works pretty well even for tofu-dislikers. But, let’s put that aside. Cauliflower would fit the texture profile, very nicely — rice it in a food processor until crumbly, blanch in a pot of hot water for 1-2 minutes, add to the mixture. Crumbled veggie burger preparations would work as well. Or, coarsely chopped chickpeas would be a great substitute and a good protein source. Hope one of these ideas work for you!

      1. Cauliflower is an interesting suggestion. Although I love humus, I hate garbanzo beans unless they are heavily disguised, so I’m going to go for the cauliflower. Thanks for the help. I was feeling over burdened because I knew I was going to have to come up with a sub for mushrooms, which I also hate. Don’t you hate picky eaters? [Grin]. Yet I love Chinese food.

      2. Soba noodles are a great idea. Or, rice noodles (crunchy or soft) would be great. Finely shredded cabbage might be another idea. Even shredding the inner heart of the lettuce and making it part of the filling would lend the crunch factor. Hope you enjoy experimenting with some variations!

      3. Cabbage, yes. Thank you again!

  3. P.S. We hate tofu. Thanks!

  4. P.S. I was also thinking that some soba noodles could be a partial substitution.

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