Rediscover the virtues of iceberg lettuce with this tasty appetizer. Used to wrap around a savory filling, iceberg's crisp, light flavor and sturdy texture shine.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
2-3 cloves garlic (minced )
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 large plums (pits removed; or used canned plums, pits removed)
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
Dash hot pepper sauce (Tabasco)
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup water chestnuts (chopped)
2 cups cooked chicken breast (minced )
4 scallions (chopped)
1/4 cup toasted walnuts (finely chopped)
12 small leaves of iceberg lettuce
Soy sauce, rice vinegar and hot mustard (as condiments)
In large saucepan, sauté garlic in sesame oil over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Add plums, lime juice, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, pepper sauce and stock; cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then transfer to blender and purée.
Return plum sauce to pan. Add water chestnuts and chicken; stir to blend and heat thoroughly. Stir in scallions and walnuts. Serve with lettuce leaves to wrap; dip in soy sauce, rice vinegar or hot mustard, or a mixture of all three.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Calories 83, Fat 3, Perfat 35, Cholesterol 16, Carbo 6, Protein 8
Tue, 2001-05-01 12:00