Originally Posted by In the Kitchen
Since I have leftover lettuce from making lunches with salads, I would like to know if anyone could create something with leftover lettuce beside some kind of sandwiches. I only wish there was some kind of soup to throw it in. I have been making lunches so long that it bothers me to just start over every week with having to buy fresh. I guess if you eat fresh you have to use it that way. AS long as it does the body good, I'll continue. I just don't understand how they can eat the salads everyday. Happy they do but I certainly would get bored. (Don't tell them I told you).
Stir Fried Beef on Lettuce (T & T)
From Taste of Home's "Light & Tasty" magazine, April/May 2004 issue.
1/3 C reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/3 C white wine or chicken broth
1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/8 inch strips
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 C fresh snow peas
4 tsp canola oil, divided
4 C shredded lettuce
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and wine or broth. Reserve 1/4 cup. Place beef in a resealable plastic bag. Add remaining soy sauce mixture; seal and mix. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Place cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir in reserved soy sauce mixture until smooth; set aside.
In a nonstick skillet, stir-fry mushrooms and snow peas in 2 teaspoons hot oil for 3-4 minutes, or until snow peas are crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In same skillet, stir-fry beef in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Place lettuce on four serving plates. Top with beef mixture and snow pea mixture.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup stir-fry mixture with 1 cup lettuce) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Personal notes: This was very tasty. I used chicken broth. Also, added a good shake of red pepper flakes to my portion. Do think it needs a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch. Sauce didn't thicken enough for my taste.
Thinly sliced pork loin, or chicken breast should be equally as good as the beef.