Asian Lettuce Wrap

8 Boston or Iceberg lettuce leaves
350 g firm tofu, crumbled
1 tbsp oil
½ onion diced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce, store bought or homemade
1 tbsp ginger
1½ tsp rice vinegar
½ can of water chestnuts, drained and diced
green onion chopped
1 teaspoon sesame oil 
Optional elements:
1 cup of fresh chopped basil
½ cup chopped peanuts
1 cup soy beans
1 cup of grated carrot

1. Carefully rinse the lettuce and let dry, set aside.  
2. In a pan, fry the onions in oil.
3. Add garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, and vinegar. Mix well.
4. Add the crumbled tofu, cook 5 minutes.
5. Add the water chestnuts, green onions and sesame oil and continue to cook for about 2 minutes, then turn off element. Stir well.  
6. Put the tofu garniture in a bowl.
7. Put the lettuce leaves on a plate in the centre of the table with the bowl of tofu along with the other toppings.
8. Let people serve themselves. Using the lettuce leaf as a tortilla, they can put the tofu and other toppings on the leaf, then roll to make a wrap.

This recipe is courtesy of Dominique Dupuis, from l'atelier culinaire L'armoire du haut.




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