Stir-Fried Vegetable Lettuce Wraps; miserable weather

Lettuce wraps.

They’re everywhere.

Or at least they were for awhile. I usually try to avoid fads. I have never eaten my lunch (or anything else) out of a mason jar and I firmly believe that I will never have to retract that statement.

But I had such nice little lettuce leaves I thought I’d give the wraps a try.

To be honest I really don’t see the appeal.

I’d rather have my lettuce lightly dressed, the other ingredients on top and eat it with a knife and fork.

Oh wait….. then it would be a salad.

If one calls it a wrap one can be creative, innovative, and take 15 photos of it to post on the foodie blog.

I could have called this a ‘Hand Salad’ I suppose, and started a new foodie fad.

Okay, the weather is making me a bit cross. We’ve had cold, gray, wind and rain for 5 days straight.

The wraps were good, if a bit messy. (We finished with the knife and fork).

And a great way to serve veggies to kids…. Right?

Stir-Fried Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 – 8 small lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 medium leek, cleaned, trimmed, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium carrot, trimmed, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 8 – 10 mushrooms, cut into strips
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs mirin
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Lettuce Wraps

Instructions:

  • Heat olive and sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add vegetables and stir-fry for 4 – 5 minutes
  • Remove and divide between 2 plates.
  • Add lettuce leaves
  • Combine ingredients for sauce with a small whisk.
  • Put sauce into 2 tiny bowls.
  • Put bowls on plates and serve.

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The depressing weather started on Saturday with thunderstorms.

At least one can enjoy a decent sunset in-between thunderstorms:

This was after one storm with another rolling in.

sunset_storm

A half hour later we were getting ready for another:

sunset_storm2

This was the last sunset we saw.

At the moment, as I look across the lake I see nothing – gray mist and fog have even hid the cows.

If the sun ever comes out I’m going to have a jungle in my potager….

But I’ll be in a much better mood!

Last update on June 1, 2016

7 thoughts on “Stir-Fried Vegetable Lettuce Wraps; miserable weather”

  1. Jimmy Johns, have you heard of it? They serve their subs in a wrap version. They use bib lettuce. I love bib lettuce. I can’t eat the wrap. It’s such a huge mess, two bites in and I’ve turned it into a salad. Which they don’t serve. But they deliver to my work. Where I can make a mess all over my desk with a wrap!

    It’s rained almost every day here for the past week. I know we need the rain, but I have three flower beds left to get through too…

  2. I love making wraps but then I can’t really eat sandwiches very much anymore so a lettuce wrap lets me have a lighter meal without it being a salad because I love tuna and chicken salad but I hate it just sitting on a bed of lettuce, A lettuce wrap is the perfect solution for me.As for the rain…DO NOT mention rain to me! I live in Conroe Texas near Houston and we had catastrophic rains in April and have been having even more the last week. 500 year flooding both times! we are so saturated that someone spitting on the sidewalk causes flooding. I am so over the rain! the lettuce wrap? That I can enjoy

  3. Lettuce wraps work for people looking to cut carbs. We learned to make faux sandwiches and after a while its OK. Love bread but it doesn’t love me so I compromise when possible. I dislike wraps in tortilla type breads. Would rather eat the real thing in that case.

  4. nightsmusic. no, never heard of them. Maybe I just don’t have the right kind of lettuce. I can see them making a mess LOL

    Zoomie, hand pie – why not hand salad?

    Kate, we had a spectacular storm – great views of it 😉

    Thanks, Amelie… on both counts,,,

    Gayle, okay…. I could see tuna salad in a wrap – if I could find that kind of lettuce. Romaine? Don’t think so…. That’s what I have growing at the moment

    Phoenicia, with my kind of lettuce – salad. I eat sandwiches so rarely that when I do I go all out…. usually something from the local boulangerie. I do think the tuna or chicken salad would be good, though

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