Stir Fried Lettuce
1 head iceburg lettuce 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil (such as Kadoya) Preparation:
1. Wash the lettuce, drain and separate the leaves. It’s important to make sure the lettuce is dry). Cut across the leaves into pieces about 1 inch wide. 2. Combine the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring. Set aside. 3. Heat a wok on medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until aromatic (5 - 10 seconds) and add the lettuce. Stir-fry the lettuce, sprinkling with the salt, for 1 - 2 minutes, until the leaves begin to wilt. 4. Give the sauce a quick re-stir and swirl it into the wok. Stir-fry for 1 - 2 more minutes, until the lettuce turns dark green. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve immediately.