Last week my friend had a craving. He wanted venison lettuce wraps. There was one problem; I’d never eaten a lettuce wrap, let alone cooked them. So… Time for some research. I found one recipe that sounded pretty good. I may change a few things up next time, like using ground chicken just for experimentation, but in the meantime, here you go!
Alternative Venison Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Last week I found a recipe for venison lettuce wraps, and even though I had never tried any wrapped meat in vegetable leaves, I decided to try them and have a tasty meal with my friend. These wraps are served well over steamed white rice with a little soy sauce, but you can also enjoy them alone.
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 8 medium mushrooms - diced
- 2 stalks green onions (scallions or green shallots) - chopped
- 3 teaspoons chili sauce (chilli sauce in British English)
- 1 medium iceberg lettuce - 5-6 leaves
- ½ cup vermicelli rice noodles
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup boiling water
- Mince or chop 2 cloves of garlic, dice 8 mushrooms, chop up 2 green onions and set all the veggies aside.
- In a pan, add half the oil and brown the ground venison; Stir in the minced garlic and half tsp ginger.
- While the meat and garlic are cooked, fry the noodles in a pan with oil for around 10 minutes.
- After they cool, crush them down with your fingers.
- Add diced mushrooms to the frying pan once the meat is no longer pink. Cook the mushrooms until they are soft, around 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, wash and pat dry about six lettuce leaves. Cut off the stems and slice the large leaves in half if needed. Set them aside.
- Once the mushrooms are done, add 3 tsp chili sauce and stir.
- It will be pretty dry at this point. Add some water to make the meat a bit saucy.
- Once the meat is nice and saucy, stir in the sliced green onions and remove the skillet from heat.
- Spoon 2 – 3 tbsp meat over each piece of lettuce. Top the meat with the fried rice noodles.
- Roll ‘em up, and there you are!
If you thought about skipping the fried noodles, think again. My thought was, what difference will these things make? The answer: a HUGE difference! I love the crunchies! It’s like when you’re eating a salad: croutons or no croutons? Definitely croutons! So take five minutes and fry up some rice noodles. You will not regret it.
Calories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 28gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 207mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 762IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 4mg
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