(NAPSI)-The right recipes can help add an unexpected flair to your next get-together.
For instance, Thai-Style Lettuce Wraps are an easy way to make finger food that's great for a brunch, a lunch or as an appetizer at an Asian-themed dinner.
The healthful, fun-to-eat treats are made with fat-free California golden raisins for just the right hint of sweetness and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Thai-Style Lettuce Wraps
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
11/4 pounds ground chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup Sun-Maid Golden Raisins
1/2 cup peanuts
1/4 cup sweet red Thai chili sauce
4 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
24 Bibb lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add ground chicken when oil is shiny, and season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken using a spatula to break into small pieces.
Add chopped onion and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add Golden Raisins and peanuts. Stir in sweet Thai chili sauce and lime juice; heat through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Form a single lettuce leaf into a cup and spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture into lettuce cup to serve.
Makes 6 main-course servings or 12-18 appetizers.
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