Sorry for the late, and short, post this week. We were a bit thrown off by the holiday this week. Back to normal next week!
When Bob was prepping and washing his greens last week, he found some great romaine leaves that were just begging to be used in someway other than a salad:
My first thought was Thai Lettuce Wraps. I scrounged the fridge and freezer to see what else I had on hand that I could use up. I still had a number of CSA scallions and a pound of ground pork in the freezer that I had ordered from Wrong Direction last year and forgotten all about. I happened to have some ginger root on hand which was another necessary ingredient. I ended up using this recipe from Delish, mostly because it matched what I had already but there are no shortage of recipes out there. I didn’t have any hoisin but made a homemade batch and was blown away. It was so good and totally made the dish. I was a little worried after tasting the sauce raw that it was too peanut butter-y but in the final dish it was great. Most hoisin recipes call for things you probably don’t have in the pantry, like black bean paste or five spice powder, but hunt for a recipe that suits what you already have and go for it. You’ll be happy you did.
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