Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New twist on an old favorite

I love love love PF Chang's lettuce wraps. I love love love the exact same thing at Elephant Bar. A couple of years ago I found a great recipe that almost duplicates this flavor exactly. This is not that recipe. The old recipe is a bit time consuming - which isn't a big problem, except when you don't have a lot of time. The other kink in my thread? I had half of a rotisserie chicken (which I got for Jon when I wasn't going to be home to make dinner) which wasn't going to be good much longer.

So I decided to change up the original recipe so that I could use the rotisserie chicken instead of minced chicken and could be done in about 15 minutes. The results? A cold take on lettuce wraps. And good enough where Jon was asking for seconds.

Cold Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp creole mustard
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
cooked, shredded chicken
1 head radicchio, shredded
romaine lettuce leaves

1) In a small bowl, combine first five ingredients.
2) Whisk in oils.
3) In large bowl, mix chicken and radicchio.
4) Add dressing; toss well.
5) To serve, spoon salad into lettuce leaves.


  1. I love lettuce wraps, although I enjoy my meat warm. :)

  2. I'm a little skeptical...but if Johm was askimg for more I'm sure I would too. But them agaim, I hate lettuce wraps gemerally. But them agaim, I'm a porky pig so I'll eat amythimg.

  3. between your blog and my cooking light/real simple magazines, i have the biggest stack of new recipes to get through. :)

  4. that looks delicious. I'm going to try this out. I love your blog.

  5. I love lettuce wraps too. These look good.