I like coming up with other foods to use in the place of bread or wraps. Using toasted nori sheets as a wrap is one of my favourites. In this case, though, I’m using big lettuce leaves to encase this yummy asian filling.

This is a great meal because you can use all your favourite veggies and your favourite protein, or use up all of those odds-n-ends you have sitting in your fridge. I decided to use prawns as my protein, but you could easily use chicken, beef, tofu, etc.

I made one large pan full of filling, but add in the vegetables and just eyeball how much you want to make.

Hoisin Lettuce Wraps

  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • button mushrooms, chopped
  • red and yellow bell peppers, diced
  • celery, diced
  • 1 can baby corn, drained and chopped
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • prawns (I used frozen, pre-cooked prawns, so that all I had to do was thaw, remove the tails, and chop. I used about 15 prawns in total.)
  • red chili flakes
  • tamari (maybe a tbsp for a big pan)
  • rice wine vinegar (1/2 tbsp maybe)
  • hoisin (a couple tbsp)
  • sesame oil (a tsp maybe)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves seperated

Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onions and cooking, stirring, until translucent. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook a minute or two more. Add the celery, bell peppers, ginger, and baby corn. Cook for a couple minutes, and then add the water chestnuts and green onions and chili flakes. Add the prawns, just to heat through. Add a splash of tamari, hoisin, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Just taste, and experiment!! Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  • Fun idea!
    I never think to use lettuce as a wrapper, but
    I should!

  • My husband loves these things. He even makes them himself. It’s fun healthy finger food. Thanks for sharing

  • These look so good! The pictures are really making me want to eat them right now!!

  • This looks truly appetizing! My husband loves all things Hoisin! I don’t love the taste but I will make these especially for him!

    He will be ever so grateful to you!

  • this sounds so good. love hoisin sauce with just about anything..thank you for sharing this.