|Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups|
There is something especially exciting about dinner out at an ethnic restaurant. Perhaps it's the exotic flavors, beautifully foreign menu or the diverse dining rituals, which make the experience so pleasurable. Or, perhaps, it's the notion that you and your companions are embarking on a miniature adventure in the midst of routine?
I'm not sure, but I do know that stepping out of one's sensory comfort zone is a good thing, and I have tried and loved a variety of ethnic restaurants right here in Nashville!
When I don't have time or energy to dine out, I try to recreate an exotic dining experience at home. Today's recipe will transport you to your favorite Chinese restaurant through the unmistakeable flavors of sesame, peanut and soy sauce (tamari in this case) and the delicious contrast of textures.
Not only are these lettuce cups a blast to eat, they're ridiculously simple to make. Whip up your sauce, sear your chicken and voila! The foundation of an epic lettuce cup is complete. This recipe is also low-carb, grain-free and an easily-digestible combination of meat and vegetables. Hearty and refreshing at the same time, I personally enjoy this chilled on a hot summer day. I hope you and your family give these lettuce cups a try, and turn the experience into a special meal. Pretend you're at a restaurant—use cloth napkins and chopsticks, add slices of lime to your water and really pay attention to your dining partners...even if it's just you!
What are your favorite ethnic restaurants in your cities? Your favorite go-to ethnic dish?