So I was craving PF Chang's gluten free Chicken Lettuce wraps....you all know how it is to be able to eat Asian food again. I think this is the food I miss most of all! PF Chang's has a nice selection of gluten free foods and I am a very happy camper whenever we venture out there. It is however, about a 40 minute drive....sheesh, what we gluten free people are willing to do to get our food...lol
Anyway, I decided to try my hand at it and the results were AMAZING!!! I didn't have chopped chicken so I used turkey. I had most of the other ingredients except the hoisin sauce, which I wasn't even sure they sold a gluten free version. I also wanted to find a sweetened saki that a friend told me about called Mirin. So I did find the ingredients and they had gluten free versions....woohoo!!!
Have you ever heard of chino-latino food? well, let me tell you about it, it is a very special fusion of chinese and spanish food. Growing up there was a restaurant on the corner that was called chino-latino. That food was....well just ridiculously delicious....my two favorite foods blended together. Growing up I thought they were the coolest people ever. After all, they went out of their way to learn the language of the community and cook our food! Of course as I grew older I learned that spanish was their language just as much as it was mine since Spain had ruled many of the Asian countries and spanish was the language they spoke ....but they were still cool!
Ok so back to my Turkey wraps...the reason I wanted to share that information is because I made a few changes to the wraps that are not typical. Instead of using watercress, I used Jicama. I am loving this Jicama! I also threw in a little cilantro. The results was a mouth watering aroma of Chino-latino cooking....yummy!! The sauce was pure experimentation.....that being said you can delete or even add sauces that interest you. I am not to fond of the hoisin sauce but it was nice in combination with the others sauces.