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Hoisin Chicken in Lettuce Leaves

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 scallions, chopped (1/4 cup)
    2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb total),
      cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    1 (8-oz) can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup bottled hoisin sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon rice vinegar
    1/2 cup pine nuts (2 1/2 oz)
    12 large red or green leaf lettuce leaves

  Heat a wok or a 12-inch heavy skillet (not nonstick) over moderately
 high heat until just smoking, then add oil. Add ginger, salt, and
 2 tablespoons scallions and stir-fry until ginger is fragrant, about
 45 seconds. Add chicken and stir-fry until just cooked through, about
 2 minutes. Add water chestnuts, hoisin sauce, Worcestershire sauce,
 vinegar, and pine nuts and stir-fry until heated through, about one
 minute. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons
 scallions.

  Have guests serve themselves by spooning chicken mixture into
 lettuce leaves and wrapping leaves around filling to enclose.