I think it’s about time I write about my new roomie. Just in time for the new year, I finally have been blessed with a new amazing roommate to chat with, shop with, and cook with
and watch the Kardashians with on Sunday nights. When we went on our first trip to Whole Foods together to shop for the week, I was surprised to see a new addition to the kosher section- ground chicken. Item added to cart. We waltzed around Whole Foods a bit more and together decided that dinner was going to be chicken lettuce wraps. Yummy. Slight issue? Never made those before. Pure experimentation went on in that pot, but I’m basing it’s success on the fact that between the two of us we almost polished off that pound of ground chicken. It was the right amount of juicy, crunchy, and savory. Umami indeed.
1 lb. kosher ground chicken
1 small onion, chopped
1 small shallot, minced
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
1 tsp. garlic mustard aioli
1 tsp. natural peanut butter
2 tbsp. lite soy sauce (or more if you want)
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 dashes white pepper
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 tsp. organic brown sugar
black pepper, to taste
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into small coins
1 head boston lettuce
Heat up a medium sauce-pan (2-3 qt.) over a medium-high heat and add in a tablespoon of olive oil. Then, add in the chopped onion and saute for about 3 minutes, then add in the diced shallot and cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the chopped water chestnuts and saute for another minute. Now, add in the ground chicken.
Mix that all up and season with 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. garlic mustard aioli (or honey dijon if you wish), 1 tsp. natural peanut butter, 2 dashes cayenne pepper, 1 dash white pepper, 1 tsp. organic brown sugar (or splenda if that is what you prefer). Mix all the ingredients well. When the meat seems like it is about cooked (after about 6-7 minutes), add in the sliced carrots (adding them in later lets them stay crunchy). Let the meat brown a bit.
While the chicken mixture is finishing up, prepare the lettuce. Take the Boston lettuce (or romaine if you prefer) wash and dry the leaves. Place the meat inside, and wrap it up. Serves 4. Enjoy!