Asian Date Night

Relax on this fun Asian Date Night that ends with a fun twist on Chinese take-out! | realmarriedlife.comYou (and your husband!) will love this version of Chinese take out at home.  Set up a nice Asian dinner on your living room floor.  If you’re up for cooking, I included my recipe for Lettuce Wraps.  Then finish the date with take-out containers!

Ideas for setting your table for an Asian Dinner.  Includes menu and date night idea.  realmarriedlife.comTable Setting

Prepare for the evening by setting a low table with pillow seating, Japanese style.  I used a card table, legs folded up, sitting on some boxes.  Then, I threw some blankets over pillows.  I gathered lots of things from around the house:  table cloth, place mats, tea pot, and the plates.  The plates are actually trays I have from a buffet server!  The only thing I purchased for the table decor was the red cardboard I put under the placemats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu

  • Green Tea
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Steamed Veggies

Recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Sweet and Tangy idea from realmarriedlife.comChicken Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 3 TBS Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar – filled but not packed
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Cut the chicken in thin strips, about 1/2  inch across.  Mix the remaining ingredients and let the chicken marinade for 30 minutes or more. Cook the chicken on medium heat until done.  Remove chicken and allow the sauce to cook on medium-high heat until thickened.  Let it reach a rolling boil.

Recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  The marinade is a delicious sweet lime blend. The heat needs to be high enough for the sugar to caramelize and the sauce to form a reduction.  After the sauce thickens, pour the over the chicken and lightly shred the meat.

Serve in lettuce leaves.

Printable Recipe

 

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Take Out Treats

These containers are about a dollar each at craft stores. I found mine in the gift wrap section at Michael’s.  Fill them with something . . . fun to wear after dinner. You could put numbers on the containers and then put numbers in fortune cookies for the pick.  Or you could just have him pick, and give the remaining boxes as take-out treats for nights to come!

Printable Take Out Treats Card

Enjoy your date!

Comments

  1. What a great idea! I love how you set it up and I can’t wait to try the lettuce wraps. I have never had lettuce wraps before. This looks like a fun way to have a date in. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from To Love, Honor, and Vacuum.
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