Monday, September 21, 2009

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Tofu is not loved by many people I know, but this is safe for even meat-lovers. Simple, healthy, cheap and very tasty. Feel free to try a different sauce, or eat it with rice. Maybe add some different veggies.

Marinated, Baked Tofu Wraps :

1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger or 1 tsp dried ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon oil

Drain tofu and cut into 1" cubes. Mix all other ingredients together except olive oil. Pour marinade over tofu and cover. Refrigerate overnight, or even a day or two. Lightly grease baking pan or sheet with olive oil. Arrange tofu in single layer on sheet, making sure not to forget the garlic and ginger from the marinade dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, flip tofu. Add carrots and cook another 20 minutes. Add sesame seeds and cook five more. Remove from oven and add green onions. Serve in a piece of lettuce topped with peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce:

1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 squirt siracha, or other hot sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vinegar or hoisen sauce

In a small pot, stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar, water, hot pepper sauce and garlic until well mixed. Cook over medium high until thick and creamy.

1 comment:

  1. TAAMY don't eat tofu. it's bad for you--it tastes yucky! that's all. love you