For my last birthday (six months ago) my momma gave me a gift package of assorted yummies from World Market–teas, chocolates, and a couple of different sauces. Somehow this Asian Simmer Sauce found a hiding place in the back of my pantry and I didn’t discover it until last week.
But wow, am I glad I found it. Simmered together with ground chicken, green onions and cilantro, it’s a *perfect* filler for lettuce wraps!
To make a more complete meal, I scrambled some eggs (then cut them into strips) and pan-fried some bean thread noodles to include in the wraps. It made a great springtime dinner: refreshing and not too heavy…especially considering that my stomach now seems to be the size of a kiwi!
I don’t know if this sauce is still available at World Market–I couldn’t find it online–but I did find several highly rated recipes (like this one) on allrecipes.com that I might try next time.
UPDATE: I tried the recipe (with chicken instead of beef, and minus the water chestnuts) and it was amazing!
Calla thought the sauce was too spicy, but our little trooper agreed to eat a few bites as long as she could have some extra noodles and eggs added to her plate. 🙂