Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hoff's Chinese Lettuce Wraps

This is a great side dish to Hoff's Chinese Broccoli Noodles!

Hoff's Chinese Lettuce Wraps
Serves: 2 (about 6 leaves total)
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free

  • 10 oz Firm Tofu
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce Heart
  • 2-3 Green Onion (diced)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (diced)
  • 2 tbsp. Bragg Liquid Amino (soy sauce alternative)
  • 2 tbsp. Pine Nuts (crushed)
  • 1 8oz. can Water Chestnuts (rinsed drained, chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • Juice of 1 Lime

  1. Remove water from Tofu, by pressing blocks between paper towels & heavy plates (about 20 minutes)
  2. Crumble Tofu and allow to marinate in Braggs & Lime Juice for a at least 20 minutes
  3. Toast Pine Nuts in small frying pan until golden & fragrant, remove & set aside
  4. Saute Shallots & Garlic until brown
  5. Add Tofu, Ginger, Water Chestnuts & heat through
  6. Mix in Pine Nuts
  7. Serve by allowing guests to scoop mixture into individual leaves

Hoff Thoughts: It is not imperative that you marinate the Tofu, it will just enhance the flavor.  The Pine Nuts & Water Chestnuts are just to give a little crunch and texture variation - use both, use neither - go with what you like!

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