Chili’s Recipe – Asian Lettuce Wraps – Chili’s Recipe Variation With Peanut Sauce

This simple variation of a popular Chili’s recipe, will wow your guests every time. It makes a delicious first course and can be served with the peanut sauce or any sauce of your choice.

Quick Lettuce Wraps

8 ounces boneless lean pork or chicken

1/2 cup drained sliced bamboo shoots

6 green onions

1/2 cup drained water chestnuts

1 can (6 1/2 ounce) crab meat

1/2 cup chopped mushrooms

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoons dry sherry

2 teaspoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

9 Iceberg lettuce leaves

Chop (finely) the pork (or chicken), mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and onions. Drain and flake the crab meat.

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Stir fry the pork in the oil (6 to 8 minutes) until golden brown. Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onions and crab meat. Stir fry 1 minute.

Combine sherry, sesame oil, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Stir into the pork mixture. Remove from heat.

Place about 1/3 cup of the pork mixture onto the center of each lettuce leaf. Fold ends and sides of the lettuce leaves over the filling and roll up. Transfer to a serving plate. If preferred, the pork mixture and the lettuce leaves may be served separately and rolled up at the table.

Makes 9 rolls (note: the popular Chili’s recipe is served with a sauce similar to this peanut sauce).

Peanut Sauce: Stir together; 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup regular strength chicken or beef broth, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (or tart jam), and 2 teaspoons sugar.