Asian Style Chili Lettuce Wraps
One of my favorite dishes from last summer. I adapted it from a Gordon Ramsey recipe to be home cook friendly with easy to find ingredients.
Asian, Chili, Lettuce Wraps
Cast Iron Skillet, or any thick bottomed skillet
various serving bowls
green onions chopped
separate the chopped green tops, from the white root ends.
toasted sesame oil
cut into thin wedges
cut into match sticks
form beef and pork into large loose patty's
Place cast iron, or skillet of choice on a very high heat. I went to 7.5 on my electric range
add a small amount of vegetable oil, and watch for it to begin smoking
carefully add beef and pork to hot pan
cook on each side to a good dark crust forms
break up the patty's with spurtle, or spatula
reduce heat to medium
add ginger, garlic, peanuts, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, hoisin, the white ends of the green onions, and carrots to the pan.
continue cooking till carrots are tender
transfer chili mixture to a serving bowl
Set table with lime wedges, cilantro sprigs, chopped green onion tops, lettuce leaves, and some extra hoisin sauce.
Assembling the perfect Lettuce wrap
drizzle some hoisin onto a lettuce leaf
add a small amount of the chili mixture, don't over fill
sprinkle with green onions
top with a few sprigs of cilantro
finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and enjoy