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Good Fortune Stir-Fried Lettuce

Good Fortune Stir-Fried Lettuce

Prep: 8 minutes; Cook: 3 minutes. Dry your lettuce in a salad spinner. (Wet lettuce will braise instead of stir-fry.)

Health JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sliced shallot (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 12 ounces Bibb lettuce leaves (about 4 heads)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1. Combine sherry and soy sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large wok or heavy skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking; add shallot and ginger, and stir-fry 1 minute or until shallot begins to soften. Add lettuce, and stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until it just begins to wilt.

3. Swirl in sherry mixture, salt, sugar, and pepper, and continue to stir-fry 30 seconds or until lettuce is just tender and still bright green. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 32
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 163mg
  • Calcium: 25mg

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