noah’s knockout sweet chili drizzle

main photo ingredientsToday on TV Dinner: the best lettuce wraps I’ve ever made. Well, WE’VE made. Lemme explain.

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, around the corner from a guy named Noah. We went all through school (and hebrew school) together and are lucky enough to still be very close — in fact I probably talk to him more than almost any of my other friends. That’s because we’re both up very early, so in the pre-dawn hours each day we email back and forth, rapid fire, about what we did the night before and what we have on tap for the day ahead. One of the highlights each morning is hearing what he and his wife Marissa whipped up for dinner — they too, enjoy cooking healthy meals at home a few nights a week.

So it was only natural to collaborate on the menu when B and I had them over for dinner a month ago. I already knew I was making pho — which turned out to be just feh, if ya know what I mean — so he suggested lettuce wraps for an appetizer. Genius, right?! Something in the same genre, but also light enough to save room for the main course. He even said he’d make a sweet chili sauce when they came over, so I made sure I had all the ingredients — and let me tell you, this ‘knockout sweet chili drizzle’ as he calls it, was nothing short of a knockout. It was the perfect mix of sweet and spice — zig and zag — that hits your taste buds like Bam! Boom!

I made mushroom/bean sprout wraps with scallions and mango, using boston lettuce — that’s what looked the most cup-like, able to hold food when I went to the produce stand in Chelsea Market — and poured Noah’s knockout sweet chili drizzle on top. With each wrap — I think I had 3? — I used more of the sauce.

Note from Noah: “I made the sauce again last weekend and crushed up a handful of cashews — added nice crunch and a bit of sweetness.”

RECIPE noah's drizzle

2 thoughts on “noah’s knockout sweet chili drizzle

  1. This is the perfect sauce to just keep messing with – add more of this, more of that – but those ingredients are perfect and pleased my dinner crowd this weekend!

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