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Lettuce Wraps Chang’s Style

One of my favorite dishes to make is lettuce wraps. I first fell in love with them when I went to P.F. Chang’s. Who doesn’t love them! Ask anyone who’s had them. Salty, savory, just perfect!

I remember eating lettuce wraps every other day, just about, for a couple of months because I enjoyed them that much! When I started cooking for myself, this was one of the very first dishes I would make. They are fun, easy, and fast to make! Everyone I know enjoys them. I made them with minced chicken, however, you can substitute any choice of meat or tofu, for those vegetarian. I would recommend changing the rice vinegar to a sherry wine or red wine vinegar when making the wraps with red meat!

Lettuce Wraps Chang's Style

Lettuce Wraps Chang’s Style

Servings: 4 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Sauce Mixture:

3 Tbsp. Sugar (pure cane sugar, if not then brown sugar)

1/4 cup Water (warm)

1/4 cup Broth (chicken or vegetable)

4 Tbsp. Dark Soy Sauce (mushroom based)(add more if needed)

4 1/2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar

1 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce

1 tsp. Sesame Oil

3 Garlic cloves (mashed, minced)

Saute Stir-Fry:

1 1/2 lb. Tofu (minced) or Ground Chicken or Turkey

Pinch Salt and pepper

1/2 inch Ginger (minced)

3 Garlic cloves (minced)

1 Onion (medium, diced small)

1 Shallot (medium, minced)

1 can Water Chestnuts (drained, diced small)

1 batch Mushrooms (diced)

2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil

Ending Condiments:

1 Tbsp. Chili Paste (like Sambal Oelek)

1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

2 Tbps. Sauce Mixture

2 strands Scallions (diced or minced)

10 Lettuce Leaves (large)

(may add peanuts if no one in your party are allergic)

Directions:

In a large microwavable bowl, mix together the sugar, water, and broth with a whisk then heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Whisk again and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, whisk in the remaining ingredients for the sauce mixture.

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In a small serving bowl, set aside 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture for later use.

In a sauce pan or skillet, heat the sesame oil on medium-high. Saute the meat at this time only if making non-veg wraps. (If you are making vegetarian wraps, start with the onions.)

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Once the meat is sauteed and loses its pinkness /redness, add the minced ginger, garlic, shallot, and diced onion. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the sauce mixture, remembering to keep aside 2 tablespoons for later. Cook for a minute or two, then remove from the heat. While in the pan, add the water chestnuts and fold into the mix well.

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Remove from pan into a serving dish and top with the scallions, or serve from pan itself.

For the ending condiments, in small serving bowls, place the mustard, 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture, and the chili paste.

In the lettuce wrap, place you stir-fry mix, top it with whatever condiment you’d like, and enjoy!

Lettuce Wraps

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Lettuce Wraps Chang's Style
 
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Shruti's Di Di:
Recipe type: Meat
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • Sauce Mixture:
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar (pure cane sugar, if not then brown sugar)
  • ¼ cup Water (warm)
  • ¼ cup Broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 4 Tbsp. Dark Soy Sauce (mushroom based)(add more if needed)
  • 4½ Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves (mashed, minced)
  • Saute Stir-Fry:
  • 1½ lb. Tofu (minced) or Ground Chicken or Turkey
  • Pinch Salt and pepper
  • ½ inch Ginger (minced)
  • 3 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 Onion (medium, diced small)
  • 1 Shallot (medium, minced)
  • 1 can Water Chestnuts (drained, diced small)
  • 1 batch Mushrooms (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • Ending Condiments:
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Paste (like Sambal Oelek)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbps. Sauce Mixture
  • 2 strands Scallions (diced or minced)
  • 10 Lettuce Leaves (large)
  • (may add peanuts if no one in your party are allergic)
Directions:
  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix together the sugar, water, and broth with a whisk then heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Whisk again and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, whisk in the remaining ingredients for the sauce mixture.
  2. In a small serving bowl, set aside 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture for later use.
  3. In a sauce pan or skillet, heat the sesame oil on medium-high. Saute the meat at this time only if making non-veg wraps. (If you are making vegetarian wraps, start with the onions.)
  4. Once the meat is sauteed and loses its pinkness /redness, add the minced ginger, garlic, shallot, and diced onion. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce mixture, remembering to keep aside 2 tablespoons for later. Cook for a minute or two, then remove from the heat. While in the pan, add the water chestnuts and fold into the mix well.
  6. Remove from pan into a serving dish and top with the scallions, or serve from pan itself.
  7. For the ending condiments, in small serving bowls, place the mustard, 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture, and the chili paste.
  8. In the lettuce wrap, place you stir-fry mix, top it with whatever condiment you'd like, and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Lettuce Wraps Chang’s Style

  1. Go to PF Changs. Order their Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Rejoice in how delicious and yet healthy they taste — tangy, sweet, spicy, chicken-ey, lettuce-y, all at the same time.

    Now take that feeling of bliss and multiply it by ten.

    Yup.

  2. These were not only really tasty, but really fun to make. The chicken had so much flavor, the amount of sugar used gave it just the right amount of sweetness. Can’t wait to have these again!

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