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1 head Lepp Farms Butter Lettuce
1 lb ground chicken, turkey or pork (Disclosure: I’m not a white meat eater, I find it quite bland, so I always use ground thigh meat rather than breast meat, and our butchers would be happy to do that for you as well!)
1 tbsp. neutral flavoured oil, such as peanut, avocado or grapeseed
½ onion, minced
1 cup red or green pepper, diced into ¼ inch pieces
8 oz can water chestnuts drained and minced, optional
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. The Wooden Boat Nuoc Cham (can use rice vinegar instead but this has so much more flavour)
1 tsp. soya sauce
¼ tsp. Little Saigon Hot Chili oil (can replace with Sriracha)
For the Sauce:
3 tbsp. soya sauce
3 tbsp. Little Saigon hoisin sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. sweet chili sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp. finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
Little Saigon Peanut Sauce
Prepare drizzling sauce by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside to allow flavours to blend. Taste again just before serving and add more chili oil if you like it hot!
Whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined. Natural peanut butter tends to be firmer than the big name brands, so if that’s what you’re using, the peanut butter may need to heated in the microwave for 30-60 seconds in order to melt it and ensure everything is well-mixed
Heat oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add ground meat.
Cook until some pieces are starting to brown. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is becoming translucent.
Add the peppers and water chestnuts, if using, and cook another 5 minutes or until peppers are becoming soft.
Add sauce and simmer on low heat until the meat and veggies are evenly coated and everything is heated through.
Separate Lepp’s Butter Lettuce into individual leaves. Spoon a few tablespoons of the meat mix into a leaf. Drizzle with some delicious sauce.
Pass additional toppings around, and enjoy the fun of eating messy, drippy, delicious lettuce wraps!
To toast noodles or peanuts, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toast for 3 minutes, stir and continue toasting for 1 or 2 more minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully as they go from golden brown to burnt very quickly!