Lettuce boats with spicy shiitake mushrooms and basil chiffonade

March 18, 2013

Lettuce boats with spicy shiitake mushrooms and basil chiffonade

Whenever I throw a dinner party, it’s always a multi-course affair. So starting the meal with a light appetizer is key – the last thing I want is for my guests to fill up before they get to the main course.

These savory lettuce boats fit the bill perfectly. They’re practically weightless, delightfully crunchy, and certainly won’t spoil anyone’s appetite. But they’re also chock-full of flavor – the spicy shiitake mushrooms deliver quite a punch to the taste buds!

Moreover, these lettuce boats are great fun to eat. There’s something relaxing about finger-food, and when it’s served as an appetizer, it makes the rest of the meal to follow even more enjoyable for you and your guests. So roll the boats up and be ready to wolf them down!


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Lettuce boats with spicy shiitake mushrooms and basil chiffonade

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Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Angie@Angie's Recipes March 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

Indeed, these lettuce cups are fun to eat and I bet they are delicious as well!
Happy Easter!


Viviane March 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Thank you Angie… Have a wonderful Easter too!


Balvinder April 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Lettuce cups are my family’s favorite way to eat leftover chicken.


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