Appetizer/Small Plates Entrées

Thai-Inspired Cilantro Beef and Basil Wraps

  • 10 portions

Preparation

Ingredients

Rice noodles, vermicelli12 oz

Coconut milk

3/4 cup

Fish sauce

2 Tbsp.

Brown sugar

1 Tbsp.

Lime juice

2 Tbsp.

Shallot, minced

1 Tbsp.

Vegetable oil

2 Tbsp.

Onion, yellow, chopped

1 cup

Garlic, minced

2 Tbsp.

Ginger, peeled, minced

1 Tbsp.

Beef, ground

1 1/2 lb
Minor's Stir Fry Sauce

 

3/4 cup

Minor’s GreenLeaf Basil Pesto Gluten Free

3/4 cup
Lettuce, Bibb, leaves20 each

 

Method

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package directions.
  2. Whisk together the coconut milk, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and shallot. Toss cooked noodles in coconut milk mixture and chill.
  3. In a medium sauté pan, heat up oil. Add onion, garlic, and ginger; sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Stir in the stir fry sauce and basil pesto.
  5. To assemble lettuce wraps, top each piece of Bibb lettuce with ¼ cup of the rice noodle mixture and 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture.

Serving Suggestions/Variations

Garnish with toasted cashews, thinly sliced cucumbers, mint or basil leaves, pickled Fresno chiles, and a drizzle of honey.