How to make the perfect crisp lettuce cups
Posted on Dec 06, 2017
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