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Old Sat, Jun-24-06, 09:31
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Default chinese stir fried lettuce with garlic and ginger

ive been working in a chinese resturant for the past 2 years now . and one thing i would like to warn all you of lc dieters is , avoid them at all cost . if you want to eat asian , cook it yourself . the reason im saying this is cos most of the food preparations contain high level of sugars . even before the meat is cooked its marinated with high levels of starches { usually flours and corn starches} and high level of sugars { usually raw cane sugar } sometimes up to 1 cup per large bowl of marinated meats . but apart from that chinses cooking has some nice vegatable stir fry's which one can prepare without using sugar or starches . here is one of them

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around 10 medium sized romaine type lettuce leafs
1tsp finely chopped ginger
2tsp finely chopped garlic
1tbls sesame seed oil

ok big secret of asian cooking one needs high heat , so if you are really into asian cooking go buy yourself one of those speacial wok burners { they are quite cheap . for 70$ you can get a really good one which can go up to 50,000 btu , }

ok now for the recipe .

wash and clean the lettuce leafs and pat dry with a kitchen towel .
heat wok and then add oil { best method is to heat wok first on high heat , then with a ladle put a subtantial ammount of oil in the wok , swirl it around and pour excess oil in a seperate pan , all you need is a thin layer of oil . be carfull when using this method sometimes a flame can result , if so happens please dont panic , just lower the heat and cover the wok with a lid .

after you have added the oil . add the ginger and garlic and fry for about 10 secs , then add the lettuce leaves and stir fry for another minute or until the lettuce starts looking like cooked spinniach . drizzle the sesame seed oil , toss for another 5 secs . and serve immediatly .

there you go a nice side dish with your meal which takes only about 2 mins to cook { plus 5 mins prep time } average net carbs per serving 3-4 grams

serving size approx . small cerial bowl or 2 cups
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Old Tue, Sep-05-06, 04:45
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Thanks for this. I didn't know you could stir fry lettuce.
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Thanks a lot, I am going to try this!
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