Recipe Recap-Asian Lettuce Wraps

I think there are two things that need to be said:  Hello and I’m sorry!  Finding time to blog has been a stretch.  Instead of sitting  down to write out blogs often I’ve been taking to Instagram and Facebook and trying to share quick and easy recipes the quickest way I know how which is on social media!

But, here I am, back in action for you!  And I must say I’m back with one of my favorite recipes in a while!  I actually JUST ate it for lunch.  Does anyone else get nervous anytime you experiment with new flavors?  A few weeks back I started trying out Asian flavor profiles and I was immediately nervous.  Y’all.  I am so mad at myself for not stretching my skills and knowledge before!  Not only are they flavorful recipes but they normally don’t require any specials new found skills that I apparently thought I was going to need!  Anyways, lets dive into the recipe at hand:

Asian Lettuce Wraps via Skinnyfitlicious.com

img_3052.jpgSo like I mentioned before, I have been trying out Asian flavors for a few weeks now so I was pleased when I looked at the recipe and only needed to buy one new staple ingredient for my house.  I think a lot of times that is the reservation with a recipe like this.  You don’t want to buy all of these spices and sauces that you’ll never use again.  Hopefully you are going to enjoy the dish and will want to make that recipe again so that solves some of the problem but also, just look for a second dish to make the next week so that you can use them again!  (I’ve got you one already, Ground Turkey Fried Rice)

Once you’ve assembled all your ingredients you’ve basically done all of the heavy lifting of this recipe.  Seriously.  It’s WAY easy and I timed myself making this, FIFTEEN MINUTES.  Did you see that?!  A dinner ready in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  What are you waiting for?!  Print this recipe out to make ASAP!

But seriously, it was so simple.  The only thing I had to do was roughly chop the water chestnuts.  Everything else you just dumped together!  Oh, and if you are like me and have no idea where the water chestnuts are in the grocery story, I’ll save you from asking two strangers like I did.  They are, duh, with the Asian foods.  But they are on the bottom row, easily overlooked.  You’re welcome.

You don’t want to pass this one up!  It is a little spicy so make sure to cut back on the sriracha if that’s not your thing!  Do you have a favorite Asian recipe?  I would love for you to share it with us!

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