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From Foothills Market
<p>In China, lettuce is considered a “lucky” food. As with most foods, though, the Chinese don’t eat lettuce raw. Make this quick side dish to go along with your next “stay-home” 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
- 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.
- Combine the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
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