Lettuce Wraps
Peanut Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 8 oz mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 6 thinly sliced green onions (about ⅔ cup)
  • Half a 12-oz bag of rainbow slaw (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage)
  • 8-oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce)
  • 2-oz thin rice noodles, cooked and chopped, or 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves (one large head)
  • peanuts (for topping)
  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 ⅔ 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. 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. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms from pan and add another tablespoon of sesame oil. Add green onions; sauté 1 minute. Add tofu; sauté for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the rainbow slaw and sauté for 3 minutes, until just slightly wilted. Put the mushrooms back in. Add the water chestnuts, soy sauce, ginger and Sriracha; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in rice or noodles and half the peanut sauce. Mix well.
  4. Spoon mixture into each lettuce leaf. Top with peanuts. Serve with the other half of the sauce. These are good with the filling warmed, room temperature or chilled.
Recipe by forkbelly.com at http://forkbelly.com/lettuce-wraps/