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Lettuce Wraps

Thank you Martha Stewart. You are, once again, to the rescue when I have NO IDEA what to make for dinner.  Not only did you please my taste buds, you pleased the others in the house that are fickle when it comes to “new” things.  For this, I thank you.There is no point in ranting. They’re DELICIOUS. Make them. See for yourself. Try them out on a picky eater. I  dare you.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 12 to 16 Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and golden, about 4 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.

Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture; remove from heat. Add chicken and any accumulated juices; toss to coat. Serve in lettuce cups.

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¡tacos de pescado!

happy cinco de mayo!  one of my favorite holidays to celebrate.  i love mexican food – and margaritas, but that’s another post.  my favorite thing to eat of the mexican style is the fish taco.  Mad Mex and Houlihan’s have some awesome fish tacos but it can get a little expensive if i eat there every time i want them.  tonight i put a little twist on the fish taco.  a little bit healthier, too.

4 oz. tilapia (fresh or thawed if frozen – i used a frozen panko tilapia)

whole wheat tortilla

1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup black beans

1 teaspoon taco seasoning

lime juice

pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

put the fish, onion and pepper in a bowl.  give them a few spritzes of non-stick spray and sprinkle with taco seasoning and lime.  toss.  place the fish mixture onto a piece of foil and fold into a pouch.

put the pouch on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked and flakes with a fork.  drain excess liquid and set aside.

warm the tortillas and add the black beans and then the fish and vegetable mixture.  wrap and enjoy!

i enjoyed this with some cilantro and some mild green sauce.

this was very quick, a little on the sweet side and delicious.  very filling.  arriba!

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