How to make the perfect crisp lettuce cups
Posted on Dec 06, 2017 Comments (1)|
Lettuce cups are easy to make, healthy and fun to eat. Fill crisp leaves with savoury mince combinations, be it a tasty Chinese San Choy Bou filling, Mexican favours or a spicy Vietnamese salad and roll up. The crunchy texture and freshness will have everyone wanting another.
Three steps to perfect crisp lettuce cups
Step1: Trim and discard any tough outer lettuce leaves. Using a sharp knife, cut around the lettuce stem at the base and remove the white central core.
Step 2: Hold the whole lettuce, cut-core side up, in the palm of your hand under cold running water. The lettuce fills with water, making for easy removal of the crunchy outer leaves/cups. Drain in a colander then pat dry with paper towel or a clean tea towel.
Step 3: Carefully place lettuce leaf cups in a large plastic bag and refrigerate for a few hours until they’re ultra-crisp and ready to use.
Three delicious recipes to serve in lettuce cups
Veggie & Chicken Lettuce Cups
Lemongrass & Chilli Chicken Salad
Asian Cucumber Prawn & Chilli Noodle Salad