One of my favorite appetizers when I go out for Chinese food are Lettuce Wraps! I’m always bummed when there isn’t a vegetarian version on the menu, but so many restaurants have both a chicken & a veg version now!!
It seems like a simple dish to whip up at home. Today’s Meatless Monday recipe is from House Foods — made with firm organic tofu will definitely hit the spot if you have such a craving.
And with only 120 calories per serving, you don’t even have to fill guilty! 🙂
Photo courtesy of House Foods
½ package (7 oz) House Foods Organic Tofu Firm, drained well
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 ½ tablespoon Miso (red or awase)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 ½ tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon Sake
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon corn starch mixed with ¼ cup cold water
Lettuce, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro
In frying pan, heat olive oil, garlic, and Tofu over moderately high heat, breaking up the Tofu into small pieces with a wooden spoon (can also be cubed beforehand according to preference). Cook until Tofu and garlic gets well toasted.
Add all the sauce ingredients and continue cooking for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the water and cornstarch mixture in, stirring until mixture thickens. Mix walnuts in.
Serve them on lettuce cups, topped with shredded carrots and chopped cilantro.
Learn more about Meatless Monday here.