- Salad (Summer salad!)
- Bunch of ingredients I had on hand
- Lettuce Wraps
They always look really good on menus, but so does about a million other things, so I have never ordered them. Obviously I get the concept of lettuce wraps, but nary a wrap has passed these lips.
Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce
Source: Cooking Light, June 2012
(For your reading pleasure, I am going to star all of the fun ingredients I have in my cupboard.)
- 1 tsp canola*
- 1 tbsp minced shallot*
- 1/3 c. water
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter*
- 4 tsp hoisin sauce*
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper*
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice* (used bottled)
- 1 (14oz) package extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled
- 1 tbsp dark sesame oil*
- 6 thinly sliced green onions
- 1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp cilantro (skip)
- 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce*
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger* (used refrigerated)
- 2 tsp sugar*
- 1/2 tsp Sriracha*
- 1 c. matchstick-cut carrots
- 1 c. matchstick-cut cucumbers
- 2 c. hot sticky rice
- Bibb lettuce
- To prepare sauce, heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallot and saute for 2 mins. Add 1/3 c. water and next 3 ingredients (through red pepper), and stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil, cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
- To prepare filling, spread crumbled tofu in a single layer on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 20 mins, pressing down occasionally.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add sesame oil and swirl to coat pan. Add 1/3 c. green onions, saute 1 min. Add tofu, saute for 4 mins. Add 2 tbsp cilantro, soy sauce, ginger, sugar and Sriracha; saute 1 min. Remove from heat, stir in cucumbers, carrots and remaining green onions.
- Spoon 1/4 c. rice into each lettuce leaf. Top with 1/2 c. tofu mixture; sprinkle with 1 tbsp cilantro. Serve with sauce.
Per serving: 355 cals; 15g fat (2.1g sat, 8.5g mono, 3.7g poly); 16.2g protein; 42.6g carb; 3.9 fiber; 0mg chol; 568mg sodium
Despite the hubs asking :"Where do I need to put this crap?" in reference to the tofu when he was putting away groceries, he did a pretty good job of eating most of the crap on his plate. The kid really enjoyed the peanut sauce, asked for seconds, and ate almost his entire portion. I thought it was very flavorful. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can truly call these "wraps" as the lettuce leaves I bought were kind of tiny, so it turned out more like a salad.
Ha ha ha - get it? At least I amuse myself