Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Copycat Recipe: PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps



10 1/2 years ago, on my 18th birthday, my parents and boyfriend (now my hubby) took me to P.F. Chang's for the first time. My parents suggested we get some lettuce wraps to share and although it sounded weird to me, I agreed and boy am I glad I did! They are amazing!

I haven't eaten at P.F. Chang's in a really long time so I can't say that these taste exactly like them but they are darn close to what I remember. I found this recipe on...you guessed it, Pinterest and immediately followed the blog that the recipe is found on because she has a ton of delicious and healthy meals on there.

So without further ado, here is Iowa Girl Eats' remake of P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps:

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps
barely adapted from: Iowa Girl Eats

Ingredients:
1lb ground turkey 7% fat (original recipe called for ground chicken, you can use that too)

1/2 medium onion, minced

salt & pepper, a dash of each

3 medium or 2 large cloves garlic, minced

1 inch nob fresh ginger, peeled & minced

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

2 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 Tablespoon water

1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter

1/2 Tablespoon honey

1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (there isn't a kick to it at all so if you want a kick add more)

dash of fresh pepper

4 green onions, chopped

1/2-8oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained & chopped

1/4 cup peanuts, chopped

10-12 large outer lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry


Directions:
Heat a large, non-stick skillet on high. Add turkey, onion, salt & pepper, and cook until turkey is nearly done, stirring often to break up the meat. Add in minced garlic and ginger, and continue cooking until turkey is no longer pink.

Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce and pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth. Add into the skillet and stir to combine.

Add green onion and water chestnuts into the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes until the onions are soft and the water chestnuts are heated through.

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and serve with cold lettuce leaves.

Seriously delicious and healthy too!

To see step-by-step pics on how to make this and for more awesome, healthy recipes check out Iowa Girl Eats.

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