Thursday, October 28, 2010

Napa Cabbage Lettuce Wraps

Napa Cabbage Lettuce Wraps with Glazed Tempeh and Spicy Mayonnaise

I LOVE lettuce wraps!  They're crunchy, salty, messy, and delicious...kinda like an Asian version of the Sloppy Joe, where you know it's good if it's running down your hand!  My sister, Summer, gave me her lettuce wrap recipe, got me hooked, and then I came up with a few alterations of my own!  Thanks sis!  They're so good, that even my husband (a notorious meat and potatoes kinda guy), will eat these and not complain about it!  If you don't try these, you're just plain crazy!

The Spicy Mayo:

4 T. vegenaise mayonnaise
1 T. sriracha (you can find this in the Asian section of your market)

Now, I like things to have a kick, so if you're sensitive to spice, start with 1 t., taste it, and work your way up from there.

The filling:

2 T. sesame oil
1 T. lime juice
2 t. fresh ginger (the fresh ginger in the tube is okay too...sometimes I get lazy and use it)
4 T. low sodium soy sauce
4 T. agave nectar
1 T. garlic powder
1 t. ground ginger powder
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped into rough pieces
1 bag of organic broccoli slaw

Whisk together in a saute pan, (except the chestnuts and slaw) and bring to a boil.  Simmer on med/high heat for 1 minute, and add water chestnuts.  Reduce heat to medium and saute for a couple of minutes, so the flavor soaks in. (1-2 minutes)

Add entire bag of Broccoli Slaw and simmer until slaw is softened, yet still crunchy.  (3-5 minutes, depending on your preference)


You can add fresh chopped pineapple to this's really good!

While your slaw is sauteing, cut the bottom of the Napa Cabbage off, and gently rinse leaves, leaving whole.  Spin or pat dry, and set aside for assembly.

Here is your order of assembly:

Napa Cabbage
Slaw filling 
Spicy Mayo

Optional toppings:

Asian Glazed Tempeh (recipe is in another blog post)
Mung Bean Sprouts
Sliced Green Onions
La Choy Rice Noodles
Chopped peanuts or cashews (unsalted for both)
Sesame Seeds

Find some frozen vegetarian spring rolls to complete this meal, and revel in the fact that you're eating a meal that is centered around so many veggies!! (That tastes better than amazing...PLUS you made it!)

No comments:

Post a Comment