Quick, easy and savory Umami Lettuce Wraps will please any crowd.

Suggested wine pairings follow the recipe.

These will match even the best restaurant version that you've tasted. In our experience, leftovers never last through the following day. May be served as either an appetizer or entree.

Cook Time:10 min
Prep Time:15 min
Total Time:25 min
Category:Appetizer or Entree
Yield:6 - 8 servings
1. Allow meats to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, but no longer than 2 hours, before cooking. This prevents meats from becoming tough and rubbery when cooked.

2. Heat a 12-inch or larger skillet over medium heat, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. coconut oil and ground meats. Cook until just browned, about 3 to 5 minutes, crumbling the meats as they cook. Transfer meat to paper toweling to drain.

3. Wipe pan clean and return to heat. Add 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, onion, and choice of veggies. (If using Napa Cabbage, add at same time as jicama strips.) Cook until onion is translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook until garlic is softened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes more. While aromatics are cooking, in a liquid measuring cup combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, chili sauce and miso. Stir to mix.

4. Return meat to pan. Add sauce mixture. Stir in jicama, cooking 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve in lettuce leaves. Allow guests to top with chopped peanuts, if desired.
* 2 - 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
* 2 lbs ground Chicken or Pork (we like half+half mix)
* 1 Onion, diced
* 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
* (Choice of veggies: 8 oz Carrot Shreds; 8-10 oz Mushrooms, sliced; 2 cups Napa Cabbage or Bok Choy, sliced in 1/2 wide strips; 1/2 cup Broccolini; 3 Mini Sweet Peppers, cut in 1/4 wide strips)
* 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
* 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
* 2 Tbsp Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
* 2 Tbsp freshly grated Ginger
* 2 Tsp spicy Asian-Style Chili Sauce
* 1 - 2 Tbsp Shiro Miso (mild yellow)
* 1/2 cup Jicama in matchstick dice
* Roasted Peanuts (optional)
* 3 - 4 mini hearts of Romaine Lettuce

Suggested Wines:


As vivacious as Doris Day, these wines may be sparkling, white or rosé, but are always on the lighter and brighter end of the spectrum and never feature oaky flavors. These tangy wines of refreshment make ideal aperitifs and are remarkably versatile food partners.

Shop Boisset Collection Sparkling & Vivacious Rosé and White Wines


As voluptuous as Marilyn Monroe, these heavier whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit and most also feature the added flavor complexity of new oak. Almost all of these opulent wines are quite dry and fermented in oak barrels, but a handful are lusciously- sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

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As sensuous as Eartha Kitt, these mid-weight reds are ripe enough to offer plump fruit flavor but not heavy or tannic. The category includes most Merlots and our softer red blends, but also the ripest California Pinot Noirs and the lightest Cabernet Sauvignons. These crowd-pleasing reds are thoroughly modern – low in both acidity and tannin.

Shop Boisset Collection Sensuous Red Wines


As powerful as Elizabeth Taylor, these are the boldest reds of the bunch – inky, age-worthy wines that are dense and concentrated in flavor. These strong, heavyweight reds tend to be premium wines from thick-skinned grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.

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Cooking and entertaining with friends means that you should be alert to ingredients that commonly cause food-related health issues. One such ingredient, monosodium glutamate (MSG), is a trigger food for those who suffer from migraine headaches. It’s widely used in many Asian sauces — both bottled and powdered forms. Read all labels carefully and avoid items with MSG. You may need to check your local Asian ethnic market or a health-conscious food store for MSG-free versions.

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