Tonight’s meal was ironically inspired by Tionna, who planned to make lettuce wraps a few nights back. Though we’ve heard that meal didn’t actually happen, it still sounded so yummy that we had to do something similar. You can see in the picture that I chose to make an “open-faced wrap,” or I suppose at that point you might choose to call it a salad instead!
The meal was Asian-themed cuisine in the same way that Taco Bell is Mexican-themed. Here’s the sauce that I used (amounts approximate):
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. cider vinegar
2 T. ketchup
2 T. mustard
1 T. lemon juice
Splash of hot sauce
While all of that heated in a sauce pan, I simultaneously boiled some rice and fried chicken in a bit of olive oil with onion powder (only because I didn’t have a real onion in the house), then tossed in mushrooms and bamboo shoots and maybe a teaspoon of minced garlic. While this meal is fast, you can tell it also tries to dirty every pan in the house. Finally, I poured sauce over the chicken, et al. and let it simmer for a bit.
I served the dish on a lettuce leaf: a bit of rice, the chicken mixture, more lettuce cut in a chiffonade, a drizzle of additional sauce, and some sesame seeds. It was a pretty good dish, and it could not have been a more beautiful evening to enjoy the back yard.