Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Simple Lettuce wrap

Having a party or a get together? Here is a Quick & Easy appetizer. This no guilt appetizer is perfect for Game Day or a little get together before the main meal. Its savory, healthy and delicious! 

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken breast (store bought rotisserie chicken works great!)
  • about 1/2 a package of cooked vermicelli noodles
  • 1 package Romaine leafy lettuce
  • Cocktail cucumbers, sliced thinly length wise

Ingredients for sweet and sour dressing:
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1 cup of fish sauce
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 red peppers
  • 3rd a cup of shredded carrots
  • Crushed roasted peanuts
  • Honey (optional) 

sriracha hot sauce image by google images

1 Teaspoon of sriracha hot sauce (for extra spiciness)
     In a large pot on MEDIUM heat, combine vinegar, water, sugar, fish sauce and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool down for about 10 minutes. Then ground the garlic and peppers together and stir into the liquid. Stir in the shredded carrots. Stir 1 Teaspoon of sriracha hot sauce (for extra spiciness).  Honey is added for an extra sweetness. This sauce can be used as a vinaigrette and dips for all kinds of food. It can also be stored in a plastic container for about 6 months.

Arrange in order, lettuce, cucumbers, vermicelli noodles, crushed roasted peanuts and drizzle on top a spoon full of the vinaigrette. Serve immediately after you drizzle the dressing.