Asian lettuce wraps are delicious and quick and easy to make. Lettuce wraps are also a fun dish to eat, either as an appetiser or main course. Serve the filling on a platter with whole lettuce leaves on the side, and let your friends and family wrap their own. They'll love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavourful filling. This easy lettuce wrap recipes makes a low-calorie, low-fat treat that's also very nutritious. Lettuce wraps make a great party food too!
I have made it with both turkey mince and pork mince and both are delicious but the pork just has that extra flavour!
You can make a vegetarian version – just substitute crumbed tofu, more vegetables or even plain rice instead of the meat. Traditionally, the recipe includes canned water chestnuts. Instead, I’ve used crisp diced green apples – which is much tastier.
The mung bean noodles look clear and transparent when dried and puff up in just a few seconds time when fried. They are different to rice noodles but these can be used too.