Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I've held off on posting this recipe because I have no exact amounts, but it's so good, and it's the perfect summer food, that I decided to post it with some guesstimations... you might want to modify it to taste!

I'm guessing that most of you haven't heard of pun, but it is a type of Asian lettuce wrap. Enjoy!

Large romaine lettuce leaves
Ground turkey or pork, seasoned to taste (I use Johnnys)
Cooked rice noodles - I like the thick ones... you can find these at any Asian store (they look like thick, white spaghetti noodles)
Tomatoes, chopped
Lime Wedges

Sauce: (Here's where the amounts are just guesses)
Sweet Chili Sauce (I use about 1/2 - 3/4 of a 31.4 oz. bottle)
2-3 quarts water
A few tablespoons of sugar
Juice of 1-2 limes
Minced ginger, to taste
Shredded carrots - maybe 1/4 of a carrot (optional)

Slightly warm all sauce ingredients in a 4 quart pot. Build your wrap with lettuce, meat, noodles, and desired toppings. Dip wrap in sauce and enjoy! Note: This can get a little messy so have napkins on hand... I usually end up eating one lettuce wrap, and then making a kind of "pun soup" by just adding all the ingredients to my sauce bowl and eating it with a spoon :-)

Happy Cooking!