Celebrating Chinese New Year, which begins on January 23rd, is a great excuse for expanding your family's dinnertime repertoire. Lettuce wraps have become more popular year-round at Chinese and Asian fusion restaurants recently, but they're actually a traditional food for Chinese New Year and contain several "lucky" ingredients: the Cantonese word for lettuce apparently sounds similar to "rising fortune," sesame seeds are known to bring luck in fertility, and the word for oranges is similar to the word for "wealth." Read on for a healthy, tasty recipe that offers a crunchy, lucky start to the New Year.
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