Cedar Springs Veal Asian Lettuce Wraps
Summer is here and there’s nothing better than a light, fresh, seasonal lettuce wrap. Cedar Springs Natural Veal is an excellent source of protein, and a smart choice when preparing a meal for your friends or family. These Asian lettuce wraps are crispy, easy to prepare, and packed with flavor.
Prep time: 45 minutes
Preheat grill to 400 degrees
4 Cedar Springs Veal Chops
2 tablespoons + 3 tablespoons sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
½ cup each of julienne red, orange, and yellow bell peppers
½ cup sliced celery, diagonally cut
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons chopped scallions
3 tablespoons chiffonade of basil (rolled basil cut into thin strips)
1 head of romaine lettuce, trimmed and cut into large pieces
½ cup salted peanuts
Place the Cedar Springs Veal Chops in a large metal bowl. Coat the chops with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil- season with salt and pepper. Place the chops on a 400-degree grill and cook for 2-3 minutes a side. Remove the meat from the grill, and let rest for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the meat from the bone. Cube the veal into ½ pieces.
Put 3 tablespoons of sesame oil in a large stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Sauté the minced garlic and ginger until it caramelizes and turns slightly brown, approximately 3 minutes.
Add the julienne peppers, sliced celery, and water chestnuts- cook for 2 minutes. Place the cubed veal in the pan with the honey and coconut milk- stir thoroughly.
Lastly, add the chopped scallions, chiffonade of basil, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Place two leaves of the cut romaine on a dinner plate. Fill the leaves with the veal mixture. Put 2 tablespoons of salted peanuts on top of the lettuce wraps. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and fresh basil leaves.