Thai Beef Lettuce Cups
February 25, 2013
Are you ready for some fun today? I sure am. Not only am I volunteering for my sons Ski PE class. Yes, you heard me right. SKI PE. Yet another bonus to living in the snowy peaks of Telluride. The kiddos have ski class with their pals one day a week. This dish is for dinner after such a grueling day…
I like to dabble in a little of this and that when it comes to ethnic flavors. Here I play with one of my favorites Thai Red Curry Paste.
These Thai Beef Lettuce Cups (or wraps, if you will) will knock your socks off. For lunch, dinner, winter, spring, summer or fall.
Due to the hot cold nature of these they are perfect for any season. All times of the year.
As you know by now I take like to take tradition and turn it upside down and sideways.
How are my Thai Lettuce Cups a little different?
There is something about eating with your hands that is so very fabulous. Wrapping this filling in butter lettuce leaf keeps things light, grain free and primal.
Pick up the extra pieces with a fork or chop sticks. Or your fingers. Don’t be shy.
For Paleo folks ~ there are homemade Thai Curry Paste recipes out there. Should you wanna go that route. I am good to go with the jar ‘o paste.
Do you ever use Thai Red Curry Paste? How about Fish Sauce? Both add unique flavor to your savory dishes. I suggest that you have both on hand at all times. There are many evenings when I can’t quite figure out how to liven up a meal and voila! I spy these two jars and my mind is made up.
You know how they say that love can be found at a first glance? That is how it is each time I rediscover these 2 ingredients.
Though fish sauce is not somethin’ you want to get too lovey dovey with. It is veeerrrryyyy pungent.
I used lean ground black angus beef in these lettuce cups. If I had bison or elk on hand those would have been perfect too. If you don’t have that, then ground turkey, lamb, chicken or a vegan meatless option would be great too.
Don’t forget the Sriracha sauce….that’s another condiment you need to have at the ready. Oh the flavor and spice!
If you have a version of this recipe feel free to add it in your comments.
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