Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thai-Style Lettuce Wraps Made Easy

(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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