Firecracker Tofu Wrap Recipe

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 Firecracker Tofu Wrap Recipe

Firecracker Tofu Wrap Recipe – Lettuce wraps your teen will love!

Teens will love the way the firecracker tofu wrap ingredients combine to make the tofu bits crispy and–you guessed it–fiery! Paired with savory brown rice noodles and a creamy sesame sauce, this recipe is sure to awaken your taste buds and make you a tofu fan by the end of the meal! Whether you’re new to tofu and trying it out for Meatless Monday, or if you already follow a vegetarian diet, this recipe is a keeper!

Ingredients

For the Firecracker Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (nut butter or nut-free butter substitute option)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp chili paste (like sambal oelek) ++ for extra fire!
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • A small knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • A clove of fresh garlic, peeled

For the Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 container extra firm tofu
  • 4 oz brown rice noodles
  • Lettuce leaves for wrapping
  • Peanuts, cilantro, lime for serving

Fiery Tofu Wrap Recipe Preparation:

Noodle Prep:

Soak your noodles in a bowl of lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes while preparing the rest of the recipe. You want the noodles to be soft and flexible.

*This is important. If you don’t soak the noodles long enough, they will require more liquid in the pan to cook which makes them boil into a big glob. Be sure to soak them until they are very, very soft–almost ready to eat soft.

Sauce:

Blend all the sauce ingredients together in a small blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

Tofu:

Press the tofu with a few paper towels to remove moisture. Cut the tofu into small pieces. Heat a little oil in a nonstick skillet. Add your tofu. Stir-fry until golden brown. Add about half of the sauce to the pan. Stir-fry for another 3 to 5 minutes. As the sauce browns, it will form small, crispy pieces around the tofu. Transfer tofu to a bowl.

Noodles:

Drain and rinse your noodles. Add another swish of oil to the pan and throw the noodles in. Add about half of the remaining sauce. Stir fry for just a minute or two until coated. Add a splash of water if it’s too sticky. Remove from heat immediately and toss with the tofu.

Wrap It Up:

Fill your butter lettuce leaves with the noodle/tofu mixture. Option to top with peanuts, cashews, cilantro, scallions, lime, and/or Sriracha.

Alternatives

Protein Options: It’s easy to swap the tofu out with your protein of choice, such as ground chicken!

Recipe Source: https://pinchofyum.com/vegan-lettuce-wraps

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