Peanut Satay Lettuce wraps

Peanut Satay Lettuce wraps

These wraps have a lovely crunch and a delicious flavour, these are an ideal alternative to the wheat wraps, if you have a gluten intolerence. If you have a peanut allergy forgo the peanuts and peanut butter, and use cashews and cashew nut butter and a wheat free soy sauce.
If this doesn't make you smile with delight when you open your lunch break and have you whistling with happiness for the rest of the day, then maybe its time to change your job?

The peanut (Satay) Sauce that I bought from Pick n Pay, was quite spicy, so you can alternatively use peanut butter if you dont like spicy, or use any other nut butter.
You could also make this dish for dinner, and serve it with noodles, then you can eat the leftovers for lunch at work either with more noodles, or in lettuce wraps.

* This is a versatile dish, so you can have it just with the vegetables or use a chicken breast, or some stirfry beef, or even some deboned fresh fish.

makes 2-4 wraps (dependant on size of lettuce leaves)

For the filling:
1 Tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and sliced
1tsp peeled ginger, grated
*150g meat of choice
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1/2 cup shredded red or white cabbage
2 green onions (or red salad onions), chopped
1/2 cup bean sprouts (or onion, alfalfa or lentil sprouts)
1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted salted peanuts (or cashews)
fresh coriander or basil leaves

For the sauce:
1 lime, squeezed
3T peanut satay sauce (or 1 heaped Tablespoon peanut butter)
3T soya or Teriyaki sauce

For the wraps:
2 to 4 leaves of large lettuce (cos, iceberg, baby or medium sized gems).
Over a medium heat, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the peeled and grated ginger, the garlic. Stirfry until you can smell the ingredients.
Add the sliced meat of your choice. Cook for a minute.
Add the grated carrot, the cabbage, and the chopped spring onions.
In a bowl, mix the lime juice, peanut and soya sauce. Add this to the pan and cook until the meat is cooked through.
Leave to cool slightly. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro (or Basil) and peanuts.
Scoop into the lettuce leaves, top with the beansprouts and wrap up.
You can also keep the filling separate from your leaves, and heat that up at work, and then roll your lettuce leaves and eat.