Asian Lamb Lettuce Wraps

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2016 at 8:18 am

This is a great recipe for my meat-eating friends. This recipe was adapted from a dish served at a restaurant called the Milky-Way. I think I found it in Bon Appétit Magazine many years ago, just added my own hoisin sauce.

• 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
• 1 lb lean ground grass-fed lamb
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, more to taste
• 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce*
• 1/3 cup chopped scallions
• 3 tablespoons mint
• 3 tablespoons cilantro
• One head radicchio or small head Boston or butter leaves

Core radicchio, if using. Carefully separate 8 large leaves. If you prefer the milder taste of lettuce, look for a head or heads that offers smaller leaves. The idea is for them to be ‘cup’ like so you will be able to spoon in the mix and form a wrap of sorts.
Heat sesame oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper. Stir-fry until lamb is just brown, about 5 minutes, breaking up the pieces with a spoon. Add soy sauce and hoisin sauce, and then add the herbs and scallions. Stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide among radicchio leaves or lettuce cups or serve separately and let your guests make their own (kids find this fun to do).
Serve with cloth napkins as this dish is messy and a bit sticky — but fun and delicious!
Serves 2-4, depending on your appetite.

Hoisin Sauce (most store-bought brands are loaded with sugar and other horrible ingredients)
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• ½ tsp 5-Spice powder
• ½ cup Red Miso
• ½ cup pure maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons Brown Rice Vinegar

Heat oil on med-low heat; add garlic and 5-Spice powder. Cook 30 seconds.
Wisk in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook, 3-4 minutes until lightly thickened. Let cool
Notes: leftovers can be used as a marinade for chicken or chicken wings. This sauce will keep well for a few days and often even a few weeks.

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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make better, healthier, non-toxic choices. She emphasizes the critical nature of addressing the root cause of cancer and not just its presenting symptoms (such as the tumor). Elyn specializes in understanding the role of estrogen in breast cancer and debunks the myths associated. She brings a plethora of knowledge to her practice and will help you think outside the box so you can incorporate every lifeline you may need for long term survival. Elyn is a Contributing Editor for The Truth About Cancer and was creator and host of the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Contact Elyn via her website, http://www.elynjacobs.com. Elyn offers consults via Skype, phone or in person.

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