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Garden Fresh Lettuce Wraps


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This recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and it is low in fat and carbs. The spices used - Thai Curry Blend, and Garlic Granules - give the meat a wonderful, mildly spicy flavor, that goes perfectly with the vegetables. The Sesame Seeds are just the right touch for the topping of the wrap. There is a little bit of chopping prep work to make these wraps, but the final product is so worth it! Enjoy every fresh, flavorful bite of this delicious and healthy dish.

THAI CURRY BLEND, Sesame Seeds, Garlic Granules


1/2 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup of julienne carrots

1/2 medium onion, cut into thin slices

1 lb. ground pork/turkey/chicken

1 Tblspn minced fresh ginger-root

1 tsp Garlic Granules

1 Tblspn Thai Curry

2 Tblspns soy sauce

1 Tblspn rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp fish sauce

Salt & Pepper (to taste)

8 lettuce leaves (use firm leaves)

1/2 seedless cucumber, chopped

1 small red pepper, finely chopped

3 green onions, chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts

1 Tblspn Sesame Seeds

2 Tblspns Hoisin Sauce

Fresh lime wedges

Directions: Mix together the white vinegar, sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, carrots and sliced onion. Let this mixture stand in a bowl at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cook & drain the meat (break it into small crumbles). Add the ginger, Garlic Granules, Thai Curry, cook for about a minute, and then add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, salt & pepper. Drain the liquid from the carrot mixture. Assemble as follows: place about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture in the lettuce leaf; top with a small amount of the cucumber, red pepper, green onion, carrot mixture, and cilantro. Finish with a sprinkle of chopped peanuts and sesame seeds, and then drizzle a little hoisin sauce and fresh lime juice over the top. Serve immediately.

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