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Stir-fry Lettuce

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Stir-fried Lettuce

Stir-fried Lettuce

Rhonda Parkinson
As a rule, the Chinese do not eat raw vegetables, and lettuce is no exception. This is a great side dish for Chinese New Year, as lettuce is considered to be a "lucky" food. Serves 4 - 6.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head iceburg lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil (such as Kadoya)

Preparation:

1. Wash the lettuce, drain and separate the leaves. It’s important to make sure the lettuce is dry). Cut across the leaves into pieces about 1 inch wide.
2. Combine the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring. Set aside.
3. Heat a wok on medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until aromatic (5 - 10 seconds) and add the lettuce. Stir-fry the lettuce, sprinkling with the salt, for 1 - 2 minutes, until the leaves begin to wilt.
4. Give the sauce a quick re-stir and swirl it into the wok. Stir-fry for 1 - 2 more minutes, until the lettuce turns dark green. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Breakdown based on 6 servings:
Each serving contains: Calories 57, 3 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Protein, 5 g Total Fat, (1 g Saturated Fat, 2 g Monounsaturated Fat, 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat), 0 mg Cholesterol, 1 g Fibre, 273 mg Sodium, 153 mg Potassium.

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 5 out of 5
Almost Identical of Mom's, Member kentpaul65102

This looks and tastes just like my mom's recipe for this dish! I knew somewhat how to create this dish but this really nailed to what I wanted it to be.

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