Thai-style chicken wraps with spicy dressing and Amici Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Amici_LettuceWrapsThe fresh, bright flavors in this dish harmonize beautifully with the lively notes of lemongrass and tropical fruits in the Amici Sauvignon Blanc. Recipe courtesy: Chef John Adamson.
Serves 4
For the Chicken:
3 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
¼  cup  shallots, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp garlic, minced
3 Tbsp  fresh ginger, minced
2 lb   ground chicken breas
½ tsp   ground white pepper
1  ea   fresh serrano chile, seeded and minced
4  ea   scallions, quartered, thinly sliced
½ cup  basil, chopped
½ cup   cilantro leaves (stems reserved), chopped
½ tsp    salt
Heat the canola and sesame oil in a large sauté pan over high heat.  Once the oil ishot, add the shallots, and cook until the edges are lightly caramelized.  Add thegarlic, then ginger, stirring constantly until aromatic and translucent.  Add theground chicken and white pepper and brown the meat, trying to break up largerclumps.  Once the chicken is cooked, add the chopped serrano, scallions, basil andcilantro, and toss until well combined.  Remove from heat.
For the Spicy Thai Dressing:
3 ea   garlic cloves
pinch   kosher salt
1 Tbsp  cilantro stems, chopped
½-‐‐1 ea   fresh serrano pepper, chopped, amount to taste
2 tsp   light brown sugar
3 tsp    white sugar1
½ Tbsp  fish sauce
9 Tbsp   fresh lime juice.
Combine the garlic and kosher salt in a mortar and pestle; pound until well mashed.Add the cilantro stems and serrano chilies and pound until pulverized. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, fish sauce and lime juice; stir to combine.  The dressing is best if allowed to marinate for about an hour.
To finish:
1 head  butter lettuce leaves (cups), washed and trimmed (approx. 12-‐‐16 leaves
2 ea  scallions, sliced diagonally
16 ea  cilantro sprigs, washed
16 ea  mint leaves, washed
3 Tbsp  roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
To serve: Fill lettuce cups with warm ground chicken mixture, drizzle with Spicy Thai Dressing, and top with sliced scallions, cilantro sprigs, mint leaves and roasted chopped peanuts.  Serve accompanied by Amici Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley. – Amici Cellars

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