STIR-FRIED LETTUCE, A HEALTHY COOKED LETTUCE RECIPE
Stir-fried lettuce is refreshing, quick, easy to make, and goes with just about any dish you can think of in my opinion. Both romaine and iceberg lettuce are great choices for a cooked lettuce dish
Provided by Bill
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Take the lettuce and firmly hit it on the counter to remove the core. (One of the first of many tricks I learned when working in the restaurant industry!)
- Remove the first outer layer of the lettuce and any discolored leaves and discard. Tear the lettuce with your hands into large 4 to 5-inch pieces.
- Place the lettuce in a large bowl of very cold water and give it a good stir. This washes your lettuce and rehydrates it. Next, drain the lettuce in a colander and give it a good shake to remove the excess water from the surface of the lettuce. Iceberg lettuce already contains a lot of water, so removing the excess water is important, or you'll end up with too much liquid. Feel free to use a salad spinner, which is a good idea if your stove and wok does not generate enough high heat.
- Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt, sugar, white pepper into a small bowl and set aside.
- Heat your wok over low heat, and add 2 tablespoons of oil and the fresh ginger slice. Make sure to smash the ginger with the side of a knife to release the juices and flavors before you add it. Infuse the oil for 15 seconds, being careful not to burn the ginger.
- Turn the heat up to the highest setting, and stir in the chopped garlic. Then mmediately add the iceberg lettuce. Stir-fry everything together, using a scooping motion to coat the lettuce uniformly with the oil. After about 20 seconds, gather the lettuce in the middle of the wok in a pile, so you can see the liquid pooling around it in the wok.
- Let cook uncovered for another 15 seconds, and while this is happening, pour the soy sauce mixture over the lettuce. At this point, the sides of the wok will start to super-heat. This may be tough to achieve on your average stove burner, but do your best!
- Now in a single motion, stir the lettuce in a circular motion while spreading the lettuce out across the wok. The idea is to get the lettuce and the liquid searing along the sides of the wok to get that wok hei flavor. After the searing has stopped, repeat the process of gathering the lettuce in the middle of the wok again and letting the sides of the wok heat up again.
- After this second round of searing, your iceberg lettuce should be tender, with the green parts wilted. Stir fried lettuce should be slightly crunchy, so be sure not to overcook it. This whole process from start to finish takes less than 2 minutes in the wok.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 90 kcal, Carbohydrate 6 g, Protein 2 g, Fat 7 g, SaturatedFat 6 g, Sodium 718 mg, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 3 g, ServingSize 1 serving
STIR-FRIED GARLIC LETTUCE
One of the most beautiful and inspired cookbooks of the year was The Breath of a Wok. Grace Young's stories and recipes make us want to set off in pursuit of wok hay, the special taste of wok-cooked.
Provided by Fran McCullough
Yield Makes 4 servings
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Combine the rice wine or sherry, soy sauce, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
- Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in the vegetable oil, add the garlic, and stir-fry for 5 seconds. Add the lettuce and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it is just limp. Stir the sauce, swirl it into the wok, and stir-fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute more, or until the lettuce is just tender and still bright green. Remove from the heat, drizzle on the sesame oil, and serve.
This is great if you have a head of lettuce that you have to use right away. Even if you don't, its still a great side dish to any asian meal. Simple to make, with common ingredients, its a keeper for sure. Try different lettuce varieties, I used romane tonight since its what was on hand. I also didn't have sesamee oil tonight so I used walnut oil and it was still a winner. I like to toss in some toasted sesame seeds and if I have them on hand a green onion, chopped, is nice to add with the lettuce. As you can see, this recipe leaves a huge opening for your own additions and variations.
Provided by Ilysse
Yield 4-6 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Wash and dry lettuce. Tear or cut into pieces a bit bigger than bite sized. Separate leaves and dicard core.
- In a small bowl mix soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Set aside.
- Place 14 inch wok or 12 inch frying pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the salad oil and garlic. Stir fry until the garlic begins to take a little color.
- Add lettuce and stir fry until slightly limp but still somewhat crisp.
- Stir in the soy sauce mixture and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve at once.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 71.6, Fat 5.3, SaturatedFat 0.7, Sodium 139.6, Carbohydrate 5.7, Fiber 1.7, Sugar 3.2, Protein 1.6
STIR-FRIED GARLIC LETTUCE
- Core iceberg; break in half (and half again if pieces are very large). Separate into leaves. Wash in several changes of cold water. Drain thoroughly in colander until dry to the touch; set aside. In small bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, sugar and pepper. Heat 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add vegetable oil and garlic and stir-fry 10 seconds. Add lettuce and stir-fry 1 minute. Add salt and stir-fry until lettuce is just wilted, about 1 minute. Add soy sauce mixture and stir-fry until lettuce is just tender but still bright green, 30 seconds to 1 minute more. Serve at once.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 71 calories
Pan-fry iceberg lettuce with garlic and oyster sauce for an unusual side dish - perfect with Asian main courses or curries
Provided by Ping Coombes
Categories Side dish
Number Of Ingredients 5
- Peel apart the lettuce leaves and roughly tear them into smaller pieces. I usually just halve each leaf. Heat the oil in a wok or a large frying pan (metal woks, rather than non-stick, give a better flavour to this dish). Throw in the garlic and fry for 1 min until fragrant, then add the lettuce leaves - they will make a noisy sizzle.
- Add the oyster sauce and 100ml water. Fold in all the lettuce so that it is well coated. Add the white pepper. Cook all the leaves until they start to wilt but still have crunch.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 51 calories, Fat 4 grams fat, Carbohydrate 2 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 2 grams sugar, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 1 grams protein, Sodium 0.4 milligram of sodium
STIR-FRIED BOK CHOY AND LETTUCE WITH MUSHROOMS
- Combine 1 cup boiling water and shiitake mushrooms in a bowl; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Drain mushrooms in a colander over a bowl, reserving liquid. Rinse mushrooms. Remove and discard stems; cut each cap into quarters. Set aside.
- Combine soy sauce, wine, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
- Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and ginger to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add reserved mushrooms; sauté 1 minute. Add reserved mushroom liquid and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
- Combine oyster sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; stir into mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; keep warm.
- Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add garlic; stir-fry 10 seconds. Add bok choy; stir-fry 2 minutes or until bok choy begins to soften. Add lettuce; stir-fry 2 minutes or until lettuce wilts. Stir in mushroom mixture and soy sauce mixture; cook 3 minutes or until bok choy is tender.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 59.4, Fat 2.6, SaturatedFat 0.2, Sodium 290.2, Carbohydrate 7.9, Fiber 2.5, Sugar 1.8, Protein 2.2
STIR-FRIED LETTUCE WITH CRISPY GARLIC AND FRIED EGGS
In Chinese culture, cooked lettuce is a symbol of good luck and is often eaten during Lunar New Year feasts. In Cantonese, the word for lettuce is sang choy, and in Mandarin, it's sheng cai, which sounds like the words for "growing wealth" in each language. Stir-fried lettuce is commonly served as a bed for braised mushrooms or simply as a green side dish. Here, stir-fried lettuce, fried eggs and crispy garlic chips perch on a bed of rice, a simple meal with comforting flavors and textures. The joy of this preparation is that the lettuce retains a fresh crunch even after cooking; iceberg is preferred, but romaine will give you similar results. Vegetarian stir-fry sauce is a product sold in Asian grocery stores, but you can also use oyster sauce. For a shortcut, skip the fried garlic and top with store-bought crispy fried onions or shallots.
Provided by Hetty McKinnon
Categories dinner, weeknight, vegetables, main course
Yield 4 servings
Number Of Ingredients 15
- Using a sharp paring knife, run it around the core of the lettuce, then gently pull it out. Remove any discolored outer layers of the lettuce and discard. Tear the lettuce into large chunks. Wash the leaves and allow them to drain after gently shaking in a colander.
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetarian stir-fry or oyster sauce, sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt. Season with pepper.
- Heat a large (12-inch) deep skillet on medium-high. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil to lightly coat the pan, then add the ginger and cook for 15 to 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the lettuce and stir-fry for 2 minutes, until it starts to wilt. Pour the sauce over the lettuce and stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes. (Take care not to overcook, as you want your lettuce to retain some crunch.) Taste and season with salt, if needed. Place the lettuce (and all the pan juices) in a bowl and set aside. Once your skillet is cool enough to handle, rinse it out and dry.
- To the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the ¼ cup olive oil and sliced garlic. Stir constantly for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic turns a pale golden brown. (Watch carefully! It burns quickly.) Remove the garlic from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain; it will continue to brown and crisp as it cools.
- To the remaining oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, add the eggs and cook untouched until whites are set, 2 to 3 minutes.
- To serve, place a mound of rice in a bowl, top with lettuce, some pan juices, a fried egg, crispy garlic and a scatter of sesame seeds and scallions. Finish with a tiny drizzle of Maggi seasoning sauce, if using.
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How to make stir fry lettuce and garlic?Wednesday 26 May 2010, Meat with Neil Perry Stir fry Lettuce and Garlic (7) Side Dishes |Malaysian add to recipe shorlist remove from shortlist Method Heat oil in a wok on high heat. Sautee garlic till it begins to go golden. Add lettuce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and stir fry till lettuce is just wilted.
How do you cook lettuce in a wok?Preparation. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in the vegetable oil, add the garlic, and stir-fry for 5 seconds. Add the lettuce and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it is just limp. Stir the sauce, swirl it into the wok, and stir-fry for 30 seconds...
What is the best way to cook lettuce and garlic?remove from shortlist Method Heat oil in a wok on high heat. Sautee garlic till it begins to go golden. Add lettuce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and stir fry till lettuce is just wilted. Serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.
How do you cook lettuce with soy sauce?The lettuce will have just begun to wilt. Add the soy sauce and sugar and give it a quick stir to coat the lettuce well. You want the lettuce to be almost tender yet still a little crisp and still bright green. Drizzle the sesame oil over the lettuce and immediately remove it from the heat. Move to a bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.