Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jicama Lettuce Wrap

Although this is more like an appetizer, but I always like to make it as our main meal. This happen when I'm reluctant to consume high carbohydrate food. As usual, I use stir-fried jicama as the filling here, but you can have whatever filling you like. It is a versatile appetizer indeed.

I found that eating this type of lettuce wrap is fun, as everyone hands on to wrap their own food. :) Fair enough right?

Jicama Lettuce Wrap


200gm of jicama, peeled and julienned
1 carrot, peeled and julienned
80gm of minced pork or chicken
20 of small-sized prawns, peeled, deveined and cut into 4pcs each.
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
lettuce leaves, washed
cooking oil
some water


1 tsp of light soy sauce
dash of pepper
salt to taste


1. Marinate the minced pork/chicken with dashes of pepper and 1 tbsp of light soy sauce. Leave it for 15 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok. Scramble the eggs and set aside.

3. In the same wok, top up some oil and fry the firm tofu until it turns golden yellow. Drain and set aside.

4. Clean the wok. Heat 2 tbsp of oil and stir fry garlic until fragrant. Stir in prawns and minced pork. Stir fry till the minced pork separated.

5. Add jicama and carrot strips. Stir fry and mix well. Add some water, and let it simmer. The cooking time differs based on the result that you prefer. If you want the crunchy texture of turnip, don't cook too long.

6. Finally, toss in the scramble egg and firm tofu. Add salt or light soy sauce to taste and dish out.

7. Wrap some stir-fried jicama with each lettuce leaf and serve.


tigerfish said...

Looks like Popiah filling. :)

Bits of Taste said...

so refreshing and healthy! Love it!

Priya said...

Looks fabulous and healthy..

SimpleGirl said...

wow, i love this healthy recipe!!!nice share, Little Inbox

Anncoo said...

hehee...I can eat this a lot! Beautiful click!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really refreshing!'t seem to find jicama here!

Cynthia said...

This looks so good! I love how creative you are with creating a dish that fits within your lifestyle :)

xin said...

yeah looks like popiah but simplified version. nice!


Always like the small portion yet healthy foods :-)

Joanne said...

I would eat this as a meal as well. Mainly because I wouldn't be able to stop at appetizer portions! The jicama slaw sounds perfect.

Dora said...

This is something very special. Where to get the Jicama lettuce?

daphne said...

U r so right! it's fun to eat this I am sure. esp in a group! love the colours too.

Little Inbox said...

tigerfish, yes, just that lettuce is used to replace popiah skin.

Bits of Taste, this is so called my light meal, hehe...

Priya, yea, low carb and low fat. :)

SimpleGirl, hehe, thanks.

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, eat this a lot also won't feel guilty, right?

pigpigscorner, you can use other ingredient too.

Cynthia, this is very common here.

xin, yea, use lettuce instead of popiah skin.

MRC, body too heavy liao, that's why need light meal, hehe.

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, great!

Dora, jicama lettuce? No lar, jicama stir-fry that wrap up in lettuve leaf.

daphne, it's fun to see everyone prepare their own wraps. :)

noobcook said...

very healthy to eat this as a meal on its own, and looks very yummy too

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, thanks. :)


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