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Stir-fry Lettuce

From Foothills Market

<p>In China, lettuce is considered a &#8220;lucky&#8221; food. As with most foods, though, the Chinese don&#8217;t eat lettuce raw. Make this quick side dish to go along with your next &#8220;stay-home&#8221; Chinese night.</p>
Source: The Spruce Eats (Entered by Market Manager)
Serves: 4-6 servings

1 head lettuce
2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
3/4 tsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable or peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp minced ginger
1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Wash the lettuce, drain and separate the leaves. (It’s important to make sure the lettuce is dry). Cut across the leaves into pieces about 1 inch wide.
  2. Combine the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring. Set aside.
  3. Heat a wok over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until aromatic (5 to 10 seconds) and add the lettuce. Stir-fry the lettuce, sprinkling with the salt, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the leaves begin to wilt.
  4. Give the sauce a quick re-stir and swirl it into the wok. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 more minutes, until the lettuce turns dark green. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve immediately.