The first time I ever had lettuce wraps was when my roommates took me to P.F. Changs. It was so delicious and crisp. It is now one of my favorite appetizers to get whenever I go to Chinese restaurants. But, I always figured it was super difficult to make, like every other Chinese dish.
Justin is also always begging me for “greasy Chinese food.” But, 1) I don’t want to spend the money and 2) I don’t want the greasy part. And now that it’s getting warmer, I start craving more fresh and crisp foods, like lettuce!
So, after researching numerous recipes, I realized that I could make lettuce wraps very easily and very quickly. Looking at what ingredients I already had in my kitchen, I came up with this super easy recipe for lettuce wraps. The best part of this entire recipe? It’s only 3 steps!
Easy-peasy lettuce wrap recipe! Click To Tweet
A very easy 3 step lettuce wrap recipe using ingredients you already have.
- 1 head of fresh romaine lettuce
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 1/2 c crushed cashews
- 3 tbsp Terryaki sauce
- 3 tbsp soy saue
- 2 tbsp of sesame seeds
- dash of red pepper flake
- dash of ginger
- dash of garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- Brown the beef in a large pan.
- Over medium heat, add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve with lettuce and/or warm rice.
My favorite part about this recipe was having Rhys involved with it. Rhys loves to help me cook, and I love having him in the kitchen with me. He helped me crush the cashews (with a meat cleaver! hah!). Then, when he saw me start to plate the dish and set it up for photos, he helped place them. Recently, Rhys has begun to love taking pictures. He knows I do it all the time with both my phone and my camera. So, when I grabbed my camera, he grabbed my phone and turned on the camera app.
He copied me as I climbed on the couch and ottoman to take above shots. He bent down to take closeups. Then, he took pictures of each individual part of the meal. He’s actually getting pretty good at taking pictures. I loved having him right there by me, sharing my biggest hobby with me. Here are some of his pictures. Rhys will definitely be my official blogging photographer before too long!