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Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 7 Performance Night Viewing Nosh

Lyndsey Parker
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Sarah Sellers, one of the most-robbed "Idol" contestants of Season 10 and a food blogger in her spare time, has been posting her "American Idol" viewing party snack recipes here in Reality Rocks all season long, each night planning a menu that corresponds to that week's "Idol" theme. For Elton John Week, it was British pub grub; for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Week, she fried up some Elvis-inspired fritters; and for Movie Week, nachos and pizza were the main attractions.

But since veggie/organic fare has been one of this past decade's biggest foodie trends, for this week's "Songs Of The 21st Century" theme, she's serving healthy snacks. And it's a good thing, too--another week of deep-fried banana fritters, loaded nachos, and fish 'n' chips, and I might not have been able to pry my widening backside off my TV couch!

Start your health-food kick now with Sarah's latest recipe. Who knew watching TV could be so healthy?

Chicken & Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

▪ 1 tbsp peanut oil
▪ salt and pepper
▪ 8oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
▪ 1/4 tsp sesame oil
▪ 2 carrots, shaved (using a vegetable peeler)
▪ 2 scallions, julienned
▪ 2-inch piece of ginger, julienned
▪ 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
▪ 5 mushrooms, thinly sliced
▪ 2 small garlic cloves, thinly sliced
▪ 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
▪ 1/4 cup soy sauce
▪ 4 tsp fish sauce
▪ 4 tsp sugar
▪ 8 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
▪ 8 pieces Boston Bibb lettuce

    1. Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat. Lightly sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper. Sauté the chicken until cooked through, around 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

    2. Add the sesame oil and the next 7 ingredients through the red pepper and sauté until vegetables are soft.

    3. While veggies are sautéing, whisk the soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add half of the mixture to the veggies and save the remaining for dipping.

    4. Add the shrimp and sauté until cooked, around 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken to the pan just to heat through. Serve on top of the Boston Bibb lettuce and a small ramekin of sauce on each plate.

    Check out Sarah's food and music blogs at http://sarahsmusicalkitchen.com/

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