Thursday, June 15, 2006

Lettuce Wraps

When I lived in BC, I used to love to go to this little take-out Chinese Restaurant. They had the most amazing Beef Lettuce Wraps. I thought of them the other day and decided to try to make something similar. But at the last minute I changed my mind. A co-worker told me about a lettuce wrap that his wife had made, with cilantro, chile flakes and lime juice. I thought that sounded pretty good too.

Lettuce Wraps, version 1.0

1 lb extra lean ground beef
dried chile flakes or minced hot pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions, chopped
handful of cilantro, chopped
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
3 tb tamari
iceburg lettuce or butter lettuce, separated into leaf "cups"

Cook the ground beef and whatever sort of chile you are using until beef is cooked through. Drain any fat off. Add the onions and cilantro and cook for a couple of minutes. Mix the zest, lime juice and tamari and pour over the beef. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Spoon the beef into the lettuce cups, roll and eat.


Pamela said...

What is tamari?

I like the sounds of these!

Sara said...

Pamela, tamari is from Japan and is a wheat-free soy sauce. I like it better than regular soy.