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Sunday, September 9, 2012

thai lettuce wraps

these lettuce wraps are comparable to those you would order in a restaurant!  

this is the "meat" of the lettuce wrap
1  1/2 cups walnuts 
(chop in a food processor or put in a baggie and mash 'em a bit with an ice cream scoop or the like!)
2 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, grated 
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
1/2 cup minced scallions, green part only
you can also add cubed tofu 

this is the sauce, blend in blender or by hand
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup nama shoyu OR soy sauce
1/2 tsp fresh garlic (best to use a garlic press or grater)
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 Tbs sesame oil 
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (this amount is a mild spice, add more if you like HEAT!)

mix well the carrot/celery/red pepper mixture with the sauce
scoop into romaine leaves or bib lettuce leaves or simply eat as a side dish

garnish with sesame seeds, mung bean sprouts, and/or grated carrot
i tied mine with a scallion for the photo, but usually make them without that "pretty" addition

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