Weather: 29 degrees with Aurora Borealis in tonight’s forecast
What I’m listening to: Boston, Augustana
Pastor Alaska was sort of obsessed with these lettuce wraps, declaring them one of his favorite new dinners. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that he loves cashews. They’re his favorite nut. Our oldest son also thought these were pretty “awesome,” but he’s sort of biased toward anything Asian-inspired, so that was pretty much a given.
A quick note about lettuce. I have found the best lettuce for wraps to be Butter or Bibb. It holds up well to folding and wrapping, is nice and crisp, and the leaves are perfectly shaped like cups. You can usually find it near the other lettuce varieties, often sold live in clear plastic boxes.
This cashew chicken filling is quick and easy and full of flavor – a little spicy, a little sweet, and a perfect amount of crunch from the cashews. It makes an ideal weeknight meal as the weather warms up and you are craving something light and fresh.