Sweet and pungent lettuce rolls

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Chinese lettuce
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Vinegar
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
3 drops Tabasco sauce; more or less
1 tablespoon Oil

1. Separate lettuce leaves. Parboil to soften slightly (2 to 3 minutes).

2. Roll each leaf up tightly; then cut in 1-inch sections. (If leaves are wide and unwieldy, cut in half lengthwise first.) Place in a shallow bowl.

3. Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and Tabasco Sauce. Heat oil.

Add sugar-vinegar mixture, stirring quickly to dissolve sugar. Pour over lettuce at once.

4. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Then refrigerate, covered, overnight.

VARIATION: For the Chinese lettuce, substitute round white cabbage.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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