Monday, March 25th, 2013...11:08 pm

Spicy Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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I have had lettuce wraps a few times but never attempted to make them until last night. I adapted this recipe from one on this website. It originally used a substitute chicken product but I wanted to try tofu instead. It worked out really well and it was also not difficult to make. The sauce was an awesome contribution and super easy to make.

Spicy Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

1 tbsp. grapeseed oil

1 large onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. grated ginger

bunch of green onions, chopped

1 1/2 c. shredded carrots

1 can water chestnuts, chopped

1 pd. firm tofu *see note below

1/2 c. cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp. sriracha sauce

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 c. peanuts, chopped

10 lettuce leaves, ( I used green leaf and it was excellent)

Heat up oil in heavy skillet and saute onion til it is soft and add the garlic, ginger, and green onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes and then add carrots, chestnuts, tofu, half of the cilantro, sriracha, and soy sauce. Cook until all the veggies are soft. Spoon into lettuce leaf, add a few peanuts, and a little fresh cilantro and dipping sauce. These are so tasty!

* I like to press and drain the tofu and then cut it into three slabs and cook it in a heavy skillet covered with pan spray. Cook each side on medium high heat until lightly browned and then cut into very small cubes.


Peanut Sauce

3 tbsp. peanut butter

3 tbsp. agave syrup

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

3/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp. sriracha sauce

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.



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