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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Small Bites~ Mushrooms

This week's small bite is the mushroom. This will be interesting, because there are hundreds of different types of mushrooms. We should have a wide variety of recipes!

I wanted to try something different, and found a recipe for Asian lettuce wraps. This makes a large portion of mushroom mixture, it can be frozen or used as a stuffing for acorn squash or peppers.
Asian Mushroom Lettuce Wraps
1 tsp sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups mixed dried mushrooms
1 cup button mushrooms
1 pound ground turkey
3 cups shredded napa cabbage
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
8oz water chestnuts, minced
1 cup minced green onions
2 Tbs oyster sauce
2 Tbs soy sauce
1/4 cup cilantro
lettuce leaves
Saute garlic in 1 tsp oil in a large skillet, add ground turkey and cook until almost done, stirring occasionally. Soak dried mushrooms in hot water until hydrated. Mince all mushrooms and add to turkey and cook 5-7 minutes. Add cabbage, crushed peppers and chestnuts. Cook until the cabbage is wilted. Remove from the heat and stir in onions, oyster sauce and soy sauce.
Before serving, clean lettuce leaves into individual 'cups'. Spoon about 3 Tbs mixture into lettuce and top with freshly chopped cilantro.
I'll be making this again!
Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'.
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Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Ginger ~~~


candi said...

Sounds really good, Sandi.

barb cabot said...

Love lettuce wraps and Sandi this sounds like a wonderful recipe. Thank you.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Everything you make looks delicious!

Amy said...

Oooh, I'm going to be making these very soon. Looks amazing!

Lisa said...

Mushroom galore??? OMG, this is the blog of my heart. Mushrooms are one of my very favorite things on earth. I am GONNA try this one!!!!!

nancyhol said...

Sandi, your lettuce wraps look so good! And healthy too!

The Split Pea Cottage said...

This looks very good! I don't think Doug would enjoy this very much! I will have to try it when Mom gets home!

Half Baked said...

Yumm that sounds and looks really great!

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