Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups Friday, Aug 19 2016 

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
6 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces lean ground pork
1 1/2 cups diced seeded cucumber
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced carrot
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup salted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
1/2 serrano chile, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
16 Boston lettuce leaves

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing gently until just combined; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until pork is browned, stirring to crumble. Place pork mixture in a large bowl. Add cucumber and next 5 ingredients (through serrano), and stir to combine.

Combine lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add juice mixture to pork mixture; toss. Place about 1/3 cup pork mixture in each lettuce leaf.

Cooking Light, March 2013, page 134

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Crisp Lamb Lettuce Wraps Friday, Jun 27 2014 

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces lean ground lamb
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 
1/4 cup red pepper hummus (such as Tribe)
8 Boston lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons torn mint leaves
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through lamb) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lamb is done. Combine parsley, tomato, and cucumber in a medium bowl. Stir in lamb mixture. Combine yogurt and hummus in a small bowl. Place about 1/4 cup lamb mixture in each lettuce leaf. Top each wrap with 1 tablespoon hummus mixture. Divide mint and pine nuts evenly among wraps.

Cooking Light, August 2012, page 28

Amount per serving: Calories 158,Fat 8g,Saturated fat 1.2g,Monounsaturated fat 3g,Polyunsaturated fat 1.6g,Protein 11.4g,Carbohydrate 11.3g,Fiber 3g,Cholesterol 24mg,Iron 2mg,Sodium 488mg, Calcium 68mg

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Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups Thursday, Mar 21 2013 

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
6 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces lean ground pork
1 1/2 cups diced seeded cucumber
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced carrot
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup salted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
1/2 serrano chile, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
16 Boston lettuce leaves

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing gently until just combined; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until pork is browned, stirring to crumble. Place pork mixture in a large bowl. Add cucumber and next 5 ingredients (through serrano), and stir to combine.

Combine lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add juice mixture to pork mixture; toss. Place about 1/3 cup pork mixture in each lettuce leaf.

Serves 4, Amount per serving:
Calories 231, Fat 12.6g, Saturated fat 3.4g, Monounsaturated fat 5.8g, Polyunsaturated fat 2.2g, Protein 21.2g, Carbohydrate 10.5g, Fiber 2.3g, Cholesterol 64mg, Iron 0.9mg, Sodium 385mg, Calcium 42mg

Cooking Light, March 2013, page 134

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Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Tom Xao) Thursday, Mar 14 2013 

5 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli noodles
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
5 teaspoons fish sauce (such as Three Crabs)
2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
4 cups (1/4-inch) slices green leaf lettuce
3 cups diagonally cut slices seeded Kirby (pickling) cucumber (about 2)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup torn Thai basil leaves
1/4 cup torn mint leaves
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1/3 cup (1/4-inch) slices green onions
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Cook rice vermicelli noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine 1/2 cup lukewarm water and granulated sugar in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, and chiles; set aside.

Combine lettuce, cucumber, and herbs; set aside.

Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir until well combined. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and swirl to coat. Add half of shrimp; cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are seared. Remove from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok; repeat procedure with remaining shrimp. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to wok; swirl to coat. Add onions and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Return shrimp to pan; stir-fry 1 minute.

Arrange about 1 cup lettuce mixture in each of 4 large bowls, and top each serving with about 1 cup noodles and 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts. Divide the shrimp evenly among servings, and serve each with 1/4 cup sauce.

Cooking Light, March 2013, Page 106

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Butterhead and Green Beans Salad Wednesday, Feb 6 2013 

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
2 tablespoons whipping cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed (3 cups)
3 or 4 large heads butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce, torn
2 medium cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly bias-sliced
3 to 4 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives

For crème fraîche dressing, on a cutting board finely chop garlic. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and rub with side of a knife to form a paste. Transfer paste to a small glass bowl. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt and lemon juice; let stand for 10 minutes. Whisk in crème fraîche and whipping cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add beans to a large pot of rapidly boiling, lightly salted water. Cook, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes or just until tender. Drain beans and place in a bowl of lightly salted ice water to quickly
chill. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes or until cold; drain.

Arrange lettuce, beans, and cucumbers on a platter. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little dressing; sprinkle with chives. Pass additional dressing.

Grilled Scallop Salad Tuesday, Oct 11 2011 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
12 large sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups torn romaine lettuce
3 cups (1-inch) cubed seedless watermelon
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
1/2 peeled avocado, cut into 8 slices

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt over scallops and cucumber. Arrange in a single layer on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until scallops are done and cucumber is well marked. Remove from heat; cut cucumber into 1/4-inch slices.

Combine remaining /s teaspoon salt, juice, and oil in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, and mint; toss gently to coat. Divide the watermelon mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top each serving with 3 scallops and 2 avocado slices. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 263; FAT 7.5g (sat 1g, mono 4.2g, poly 1.3g); PROTEIN 31.4g; CARB 18.6g; FIBER 3.7g; CHOL 56mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 501mg; CALC 92mg

COOKING LIGHT, Page 66, AUGUST 2011

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