July 06, 2014

Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce



Hello

nice of you to stop by again :-).... Starting from July 1st my son decided to go vegetarian for 4 weeks as a start.... in order to feed him and help him with his new diet i googled a lot of vegetarian blogs, looked a recipes online and got a few magazines - what a great excuse to buy more cookbooks :-)

Yesterday morning i found this recipe from cooking light and lucky me had most of the ingredients in my pantry.... i cooked the sauce, the rice and prepared the veggies... served it like on the picture.... my son like the whole composion very much but i would eat it without the lettuce next time... with this recipe it didn't really thrill me.. other than that the veggies are so yumm and who can resist a peanut sauce :-)


Enjoy this vegetarian dish and if you can't help it add fried chicken or beef.


Alissa






Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce



  • Recipe by Laraine Perri, Cooking Light 
    JUNE 2012

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 
  • 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Filling:
  • (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled (i omit that)
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • thinly sliced green onions (about 2/3 cup), divided 
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut cucumbers
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 2 cups hot cooked sticky rice
  • Bibb lettuce leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. To prepare sauce, heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallot, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup 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.
  2. 2. To prepare filling, spread crumbled tofu in a single layer on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 20 minutes, pressing down occasionally.
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 1/3 cup green onions; sauté 1 minute. Add tofu; sauté for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro, soy sauce, ginger, sugar, and Sriracha; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cucumbers, carrots, and remaining green onions.
  4. 4. Spoon 1/4 cup rice into each lettuce leaf. Top with about 1/2 cup tofu mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro. Serve with sauce.

1 comment:

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