Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tofu Lettuce Wrap with Fresh Basil

Tofu Lettuce Wrap with Fresh Basil
My own original recipe.
Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time 15 minutes


1/4 box firm tofu - roughly mash
6 water chestnut - peel and cut to dice
2 shiitake mushroom - soak and cut small dice
1/4 cup minced onion
1 chopped fresh garlic
Bunch of lettuce - clean
2 tbsp oyster sauce or hoisin sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 teaspoon sambal olek or any chili paste
1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
few stem of fresh basil - trim
2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp cornstarch


Heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.  Fry the tofu until golden and set aside.  Using the same pan, heat another 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and fry the garlic until fragrant then add the onion.  Cook for 1 minute and add the shiitake mushroom, water chestnut, water, oyster sauce, sambal olek, and soy sauce.  Then simmer for about two minutes.

In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of water and the cornstarch, then add to the pan.  Cook until the juice is thickened.  Add the fresh basil and transfer onto a serving plate, serve with lettuce.


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