I was very sick with a chest infection and head cold a few weeks ago yet decided to have my beauty Michelle over for dinner – I still can’t believe she accepted. Cough. I was in the mood for something fresh and ethnic. First thing that came to mind was lettuce. Second, was Asian. So, I ventured online for an Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe and came across this one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/asian-lettuce-wraps-2/
I added chopped water chestnuts for crunch, which I later discovered was included in the recipe, just not in the ingredient list. I also chose to use ground turkey which is just as flavourful as beef (and better than chicken in my mind. Or mouth). For the toppings I grated carrots, chopped unsalted peanuts and cilantro. I also made a spicy hoisin sauce; a combo of hoisin, a splash of water and as much sriracha as your tastebuds can handle.
And for kicks, our entry into this year’s Pumpkin Carving contest:
At least I can cook.