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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Mushrooms & Red Bell Peppers

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Hey there, foodies! Have you ever had one of those dishes that instantly transported you to a tropical paradise? Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with our delicious Mushroom Thai-style lettuce wraps! Packed with umami flavors, fresh ingredients, and a hint of crunch, these lettuce cups are sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Let's dive into the world of Thai cuisine!

A Burst of Flavor in Every Bite!

1. A Journey to Thai Cuisine:
Thai cuisine is renowned for its bold flavors and vibrant colors. It effortlessly blends sweet, sour, spicy, and salty elements to create an explosion of tastes that dance on your palate. In our Mushroom Thai-Style Lettuce Cups, we've captured the essence of this tantalizing cuisine by combining a few key ingredients that will transport you to the bustling streets of Thailand.

2. The Umami Magic:
Umami, often called the fifth taste, brings a savory and deeply satisfying flavor to dishes. Our Mushroom Thai-style lettuce warps are loaded with umami goodness, thanks to a unique blend of mushrooms and ground meat. The mushrooms add a meaty texture and earthy taste, while the ground meat provides a perfect balance of flavors. It's a match made in culinary heaven!

3. Fresh and Crunchy:
To complement the umami flavors, we've added fresh and crunchy elements to our lettuce cups. Carrots, grated or julienned, add a refreshing and slightly sweet crunch that contrasts beautifully with the rich mushroom and meat blend. The lettuce leaves provide a crisp and light base, allowing you to enjoy each bite with ease.

4. The Perfect Finishing Touch:
No Thai-inspired dish is complete without a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. They add a delightful nuttiness and a touch of saltiness that harmonizes all the flavors in the lettuce cups. Plus, peanuts provide a satisfying crunch that takes these cups to the next level.

Imagine the explosion of flavors as you take a bite of our Mushroom Thai-Style Lettuce Cups. The umami-rich mushroom and meat blend, combined with the freshness of carrots and the crispness of lettuce, will transport you straight to the bustling streets of Thailand. So, why not add a touch of Thai cuisine to your next culinary adventure?

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Mushrooms & Red Bell Peppers


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

These lettuce wraps, inspired by Thai cuisine, are filled with a delightful combination of umami flavors from a blend of mushrooms and ground meat. The addition of fresh carrots and lettuce adds a burst of freshness, while a sprinkling of peanuts provides the perfect touch of saltiness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz Monterey Mushrooms®, sliced (Whites or Baby Bellas)* 
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks
  • 1 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • Chopped roasted peanuts, for garnish, optional
  • 1 small head bibb lettuce, leaves separated

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until light golden-brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, breaking up into small crumbles with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked and golden-brown, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and salt, and cook until coated, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Layer mushroom mixture, carrots, green onions and peanuts in lettuce leaves. Serve with lime wedges. 
  4. Enjoy.
 

Notes

You can skip the chicken and add more mushrooms. Or, substitute with beef if you prefer. 

Mushroom Pad Thai completed recipe in a bowl surrounded by ingredients and chop sticks.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Mushrooms & Red Bell Peppers


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

These lettuce wraps, inspired by Thai cuisine, are filled with a delightful combination of umami flavors from a blend of mushrooms and ground meat. The addition of fresh carrots and lettuce adds a burst of freshness, while a sprinkling of peanuts provides the perfect touch of saltiness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz Monterey Mushrooms®, sliced (Whites or Baby Bellas)* 
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks
  • 1 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • Chopped roasted peanuts, for garnish, optional
  • 1 small head bibb lettuce, leaves separated

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until light golden-brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, breaking up into small crumbles with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked and golden-brown, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and salt, and cook until coated, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Layer mushroom mixture, carrots, green onions and peanuts in lettuce leaves. Serve with lime wedges. 
  4. Enjoy.
 

Notes

You can skip the chicken and add more mushrooms. Or, substitute with beef if you prefer. 

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