Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lettuce Wraps

Otherwise known as: the best thing we've eaten this week.

I am so happy today. I wish my moods weren't dependent on variable circumstances (ie, the sun), but today is perfect. Sunny, 70 degrees, and cloudless skies. I roasted six chickens, skewered 200 shrimp and chorizo bites, and all of my desserts (for next week's event) are in the freezer.

And then there was dinner tonight. As Josh described it: amazing. I had a flat-iron steak in the refrigerator and I saw a Pinterest recipe for Thai-beef and lettuce wraps. After I looked at the original recipe, I knew I was going to have to start over. I always have things like: hoisin, fish sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil on hand. I mixed all of those together (about two tbsp each) and added a squeeze of lime juice and a tablespoon of sesame seeds.

After I grilled and sliced our steak, we simply topped the lettuce with shredded carrots, julienned
cucumbers, and the sauce.  The interesting part is that they were surprisingly filling. The sauce was crucial, though, I must admit!


  1. Soooo, did you do wraps or just a salad? Whatever you did it looks great. Making me hungry ..

  2. Oh yum...this looks like something I'd make. Steak with deconstructed salad. Perfect summer meal!

  3. That looks great. Going to try this when I get back home.