June 07, 2015

LETTUCE WRAPPED CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH SOY-OYSTER DIPPING SAUCE

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Homemade chicken sausage, pickled carrots and daikon, and cilantro wrapped in lettuce leaves. Serve with soy-oyster dipping sauce. A light and healthy summer meal.

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce

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I served these chicken lettuce wraps to my husband twice this past week. To my delight, he loved them and gave them two thumbs up. He is my biggest blog supporter and critic, so it makes me very happy when he highly approves my new creations. (I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my daughter is also one of my biggest supporters. Love you honey!)

These lettuce wraps are a great summertime meal, perfect for when you don't feel like eating something heavy. The chicken sausages are flavorful, seasoned with oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and black pepper. Since I had an abundance of cilantro, I added them to the sausage well, and for additional bulk, I added brown rice. Man, they are delicious even on their own, but they are outstanding in lettuce wraps. 

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce

To serve, I top the  chicken sausage simply with my Pickled Carrots and Daikon as well as more cilantro. If you are not a cilantro fan, substitute with Thai basil, mint, or parsley. Everything then gets wrapped up in lettuce leaves and served with my homemade Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce. Delish!

Be sure to make the Pickled Carrots and Daikon as it is an important component of this dish. It adds a soft crunch and sour notes that complements the savory tenderness of the chicken and dipping sauce so well. My husband and I had these babies for dinner after the photoshoot. Honestly, I couldn't get enough of the pickled veggies and used twice the amount as you see in these photos. They are that good!!   

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce



LETTUCE WRAPPED CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH SOY-OYSTER DIPPING SAUCE



INGREDIENTS:

For the Sausage:
1 lb. ground chicken
2/3 cup cooked brown rice
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/8 rounded cup chopped cilantro
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 rounded tsp. minced ginger
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 egg
1 tbsp. olive oil

For the Dipping Sauce:
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup oyster sauce

For Wrapping:
12 large lettuce leaves
Pickled Carrots and Daikon (click on link for recipe)
fresh cilantro



INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all of the sausage ingredients (except oil) in a medium mixing bowl mix until blended. The sausage mixture will be sticky. Shape into four sausage links approximately 1" x 8".  To form each sausage, line up 1/4 of mixture across a small sheet of plastic wrap. Cover mixture with plastic wrap as you roll and tuck it into the desired dimension.



Preheat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add oil. Uncover and roll each sausage into the skillet, using hands or spatula to reshape it if necessary once in the pan. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes total, or until the center is no longer pink, turning over half way through. The sausages will not be completely round as they flatten during cooking.

To make the dipping sauce, whisk soy sauce, sugar, and rice wine vinegar until sugar dissolves. Add oyster sauce and whisk to combine.

To serve, cut each sausage into thirds. Place on lettuce leaf. Add desired amount of Pickled Carrots and Daikon, cilantro, and dipping sauce. Roll up lettuce into a log. Enjoy with addition dollop of dipping sauce if desired.



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36 comments:

  1. This looks and sound fantastic! My husband loves stuff like this too - there are never any leftovers! I've never tired doing a chicken sausage with a lettuce wrap, this is a recipe I definitely have to try! And I totally agree, the do chua is the way to go to add a little zip.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen. I'm glad to hear that we share the same feelings about do chua and that our husbands see eye to eye on lettuce wraps. It was so funny how mine went on and on about how much he liked this dish as he was eating it!

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  2. Great your husband gave the two thumbs up  Hoang, my partner, is also my best supporter and worst critic. I love it that way. I guess they make us strive for the best 
    Yummy wrap by the way

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    1. My husband is a picky eater, so when he gives a healthy recipe two thumbs up, I know it's a winner! I agree, especially when you are a food blogger, it is so beneficial to have someone who not only believes in you, but can also be completely honest. I'm glad you like the wraps! Thanks for stopping by, Emanuele!

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  3. Wow, this is really something original, at least I never seen a similar recipe before and I do owe a lot of cooking books. It is pinned and will be tried soon. :)

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    1. Thank you for the pin, Adina! Please let me know what you think if you make this dish!

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  4. I love pickled veggies, and I love that you served the chicken sausage in lettuce wraps - so healthy! I will definitely be bookmarking this recipe, Thao! :)

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    1. Thanks for bookmarking the recipe, Beeta! I'm glad you like it. I planted a couple of lettuce plants in a pot and they are growing like weed, which is not usually the case (I'm really bad at gardening). I'm looking forward to more lettuce wraps this summer.

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  5. Drool is currently dripping down my face!

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  6. These look mouthwatering! I can just imagine how flavorful and tasty they are especially with the crunchy pickled vegetables! So nice that your husband loved them too :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! The textural and flavor contrast in these rolls are wonderful. I think I have to make my husband more of these wraps soon since the lettuce in my little planter is growing wild. :)

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  7. These look so good, it doesn't help that I am very hungry, I want one right now!

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    1. Thanks Katalina. I'm glad you like the lettuce wraps

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  8. Wrapped in lettuce, not only are these sausages scrumptious, but also they look fansy and sophisticated! Love your twist of the flavors! Nice job!

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  9. These lettuce wraps look so tasty! Love all that deliciousness stuffed inside crisp cool lettuce!

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  10. I love that you made your own sausage! These lettuce wraps look delicious and I'm loving that soy oyster sauce!

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    1. Thanks Rachelle! Making my own sausage was easy, and I love how I can flavor it any way I want. And the sauce finishes off the dish so well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Strictly from the pictures, description and ingredients I have to agree with your hubs... two thumbs up! WAY up!!! I'm definately going to have to make these! Thanks for sharing ♡ cheers, my dear!

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    1. Yeah!! I'm happy that you are giving this dish two thumbs up!! Let me know what you think if you try it! Stay cool in FL! It's a beautiful warm weekend here in MA.

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  12. I made some shredded chicken lettuce wraps with oyster sauce for dinner last night---and now I'm craving your version! Love the pickled veggies---such a fabulous addition! Pinning!!

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    1. So great minds do think alike! Haha! I was in love with the pickled veggies in these wraps. Thanks for pinning, Liz!

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  13. Pickled veggies are the best, aren't they? Like you, I would load my wrap up with them. These look absolutely delicious and I can see why your hubby would give them the thumbs up...I'm pretty sure mine would as well. I can't wait to make these (loving that they are low carb).

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    1. Pickled veggies are the best and add so much oomph to a sandwich!I think I will be eating lots of lettuce wraps this summer too since I planted a couple of lettuce plants and they DIDN'T DIE :) They are thriving and there is an abundance of lettuce leaves in my fridge. So glad you like these lettuce wraps, Lynn!

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  14. Oh, wow, these sound and look so yummy and full of flavor!

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  15. These look so good. I'll bet they'd be great done small as appetizers too.

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    1. Thanks Inger! They would make such fun appetizers! I think they would go over tremendously well.

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  16. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope to see you again real soon!
    Have a great day,
    Miz Helen

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  17. Everything about this makes me go, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" I can't wait to try it! Cilantro, dipping sauces, lettuce wraps...nom nom nom!

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    1. Haha!! I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for stopping by, Christine.

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  18. This looks so healthy and delicious! I love lettuce wraps. I could eat them about every day. And I'll definitely have to try your version with the oyster sauce. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you Kennedy! Lettuce wraps are such a wonderful, flavorful way to have a healthy meal. I'd love to hear how you like them if you do try them. Thanks for stopping by!

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