lasvegassun.com_My husband and I visited Las Vegas last year. Loved it! So many lights and activities. It frazzles the senses and delights in equal measure. And the food was absolutely spectacular as so many iconic restaurant brands and chefs have set up their kitchens on the strip. So I was delighted to find this recipe from legendary Asian nightclub and food palace, Hakkasan, published in the Las Vegas Sun News Super easy, tasty and healthy – adapt at will!


Stir-fry Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4



3/8 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup pistachios

3/4 cup fresh mixed mushrooms

1 1/4 tbsp minced garlic

1 1/4 tbsp shallot


Sauce ingredients

1/4 cup black bean sauce

1/4 cup toban sauce (chili bean sauce)

1 1/4 tbsp black soy sauce

1 1/4 tbsp light soy sauce

1 1/4 tbsp rice wine

2 2/5 tsp potato starch

5/8 cup water

2 2/3 tbsp sugar

pinch of salt



1 Turn the heat to medium and add a little oil to pan; wait until the pan gets hot. 2 Add shallots and garlic, and stir-­fry them until you smell their aroma.

3 Add the mushrooms, black bean sauce, toban sauce and water, and cook for 8­10 seconds.

4 Add the sugar, salt, light soy sauce, black soy sauce and potato starch, and stir-fry until the sauce thickens.

5 Add the pine nuts and pistachios, turn the heat to high, quick-fry them, add the rice wine and cook for 5-10 seconds. Serve with lettuce.