Lettuce Wraps Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Lettuce Wraps which belongs to the Poultry recipe category.
- 1 pound (455 g) ground chicken
- 1 can (8 ounces, or 225 g) water chestnuts, drained
- 1 cup (70 g) sliced mushrooms
- 5 scallions, roots and limp shoot removed, cut into 2 or 3 pieces each
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons (3 g) Splenda
- teaspoon blackstrap molasses
- 1 teaspoons minced garlic or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) oil
- Guar or xanthan
- Iceberg or leaf lettuce
- Asian Dipping Sauce
Place the water chestnuts, mushrooms, and scallions in a food processor with the S-blade in place.
Pulse just enough to chop everything to a medium consistency.
Combine the soy sauce, Splenda, blackstrap molasses, garlic, and rice vinegar.
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over highest heat.
Add the chicken and stir-fry, breaking it up as it cooks.
When about half of the pink is gone from the chicken, add the chopped vegetables and stir-fry everything together for a few more minutes.
When the chicken is cooked through, stir in the soy sauce mixture and let everything cook together for just another minute or so.
Thicken the pan juices just a little with guar or xanthan and serve.
To eat this, you wrap spoonfuls of the meat mixture in lettuce leaves, dip the rolls in the Asian Dipping Sauce, and then eat them by hand.
The tidiest way to do this is to take a whole, firm head of iceberg lettuce and slice a good 2-inch (5-cm) thick slab off the side, making lettuce "cups"?you can do this all over the head, leaving the inside of the head for salad.
However, there's no reason not to use leaf lettuce if you prefer it.
Figure this is 6 servings as an appetizer
Each with 10 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber, for a total of 8 grams of usable carbs (exclusive of the dipping sauce) and 25 grams of protein, which is a pretty filling appetizer! If you figure this is 4 servings as a main course, each with 15 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber, for a total of 12 grams of usable carbs (again, exclusive of the dipping sauce) and 37 grams of protein.