A recipe for Asian lettuce wraps from Food Network features a filling that consists of ingredients such as beef, peanuts, hoisin sauce, scallions and red pepper flakes. A lettuce wrap recipe from Real Simple includes chicken, cashews, water chestnuts, scallions and honey-soy sauce.
Follow the Food Network recipe by grating a 2-inch piece of ginger, chopping 2 scallions and mincing 2 cloves of garlic. Thoroughly brown 1 pound of ground beef in 2 teaspoons of oil, and add the ginger, scallions and garlic. Stir in 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and continue to cook the mixture for one more minute. Incorporate 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts, and add salt and pepper to taste. Distribute the mixture amongst lettuce leaves.
To prepare chicken and cashews in lettuce wraps according to the Real Simple recipe, whisk 3 tablespoons of soy sauce with 3 tablespoons of honey. Season 1 1/2 pounds of bite-sized chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon of pepper before frying them in 2 tablespoons of oil. Add 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of grated ginger and 1 sliced bunch of scallions. Briefly cook the mixture before incorporating sliced water chestnuts from an 8-ounce can. Pour in half of the honey-soy sauce.
When the chicken is done, turn off the heat, and scatter in 1/4 cup of roasted unsalted cashews. Transfer the mixture into lettuce leaves. Serve the dish with the remaining honey-soy sauce on the side.