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Tangy Lamb & Asparagus Lettuce Cups

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 12 min.
Sweet chili sauce and ginger add some spice to this tasty dish.


  • Dressing1/4 cup ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon grass, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbs fish sauce
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3 Tbs sweet chili sauce
  • Filling2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut on diagonal into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 12 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves


  • For dressing, puree first 5 ingredients in blender. Let stand 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Strain mixture into a small bowl. Squeeze liquid from solids and discard solids. Add sweet chili sauce.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add seasoned ground Lamb. Sautee until cooked through. Drain off fat. Remove from pan and transfer to mixing bowl. Add remaining tablespoon oil to sauté pan. Sauté asparagus and red pepper until tender. Add to Lamb. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing and add the remaining dressing to coat mixture well.
  • Arrange lettuce cups on a platter. Trimming edges on any oversized leaves. Spoon approximatley 2 heaping Tbs lamb-asparagus misture into lettuce cups. Serve remaining sauce along side.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 477
  Calories from Fat 315 (66%)
(54%)Total Fat 35g
(80%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(26%)Cholesterol 77mg
(39%)Sodium 930mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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