Saturday, October 4, 2008

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps

So, I made these the other day for myself and then took the leftovers for lunch the next day during my physics homework group. One of the guys wanted the recipe, and I figured that as long as I was typing it up, I might as well post it.

P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps
(from Aunt Jill's cookbook)

8 dried shitake mushrooms
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chicken broth
2 teaspoons water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Salt and Pepper
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, minced
5 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, minced
2 small dried chilies (optional)
1 8 ounce can bamboo shoots, minced
1 8 once can water chestnuts, minced

Cooking Sauce:
4 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoon hoi sin sauce
2 tablespoon chicken broth
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon sesame oil
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoon sugar

1 package cellophane Chinese rice noodles
Iceberg lettuce leaves

Cover mushrooms with boiling water, let stand 30 minutes, and then drain. Cut and discard woody stems. Mince mushrooms. Set aside. Mix all ingredients for cooking sauce in bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, chicken broth, water, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and chicken. Stir to coat the chicken thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoon of oil and let sit 15 minutes to marinate. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of oil, then add chicken and stir fry for about 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan. Add ginger, garlic, chilies, and onion; stir fry about a minute or so. Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts; stir fry an additional 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Add mixed cooking sauce to pan. Cook until thickened and hot. Fry the cellophane noodles in hot oil for a minute or two, until they puff up. Break the cooked cellophane noodles into small pieces and cover the bottom of a serving dish with them. Then pour the chicken mixture on top of the noodles. Spoon the mixture into a lettuce leaf and roll.

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