Author: Jen Martin Course: Appetizer, Main Course Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes
This healthy lettuce wraps recipe, was inspired by the PF Changs recipe but Paleo, Whole30 and Keto friendly.
Can be made with either pork or chicken. These are delicious as either an appetizer or your main course.
This will quickly become a family favorite recipe.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 cup baby bella mushrooms, minced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground pork or chicken
1/2 cup shredded carrots
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Organic black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. almond butter
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1 Tbsp. Paleo compliant hot sauce
8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained & diced
3 green onions
1 head Bibb lettuce
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
Paleo compliant hot sauce (see link above)
1 Tbsp. green onions from above ingredients
Sea or Kosher salt, to taste
Thinly sliced green onions
In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat olive oil. When the oil is hot, add onion and cook for about 3 minutes or until beginning to soften, then add mushrooms and cook 3 more minutes, or until onion is translucent and mushrooms are softening. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add ground pork or chicken and cook until browned, crumbling with a spatula or wooden spoon. Add carrots and stir until starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, almond butter, ginger, and hot sauce. Whisk until smooth then pour over meat mixture. Stir until combined, then add the chestnuts and green onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Make sauce: whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
When ready to serve, spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf and serve with sauce (if desired). Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
*You can make your own Paleo hot sauce.
*Lettuce alternatives: Romaine lettuce can be used instead of Bibb.