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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Spicy Thai lettuce wraps


Spicy Thai lettuce wraps

I have been loving lettuce wraps lately.  First of all, they are so easy to make, and they are so delicious to eat.  You can get so creative with them too.  
This is the second type I have made.  My first one can be found here.
This spicy Thai lettuce wrap is really all about the sauce.  It is a spicy peanut sauce, and it is the star of the show.  Put as much or as little as you like, and make a double batch, because this stuff is so good.

Ingredients:

1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and broken into individual leafs 
1 lb. brown rice noodles, made according to package directions (after cooking, rinse with cold water and let drain)


(This is the brand of noodle I use)^^^^^

1 red bell pepper, sliced into long strips
1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half and sliced into thin strips
1 large zucchini, sliced into thin strips
2 green onions, sliced into rounds
Cilantro (I like a lot, you may like less, so no measurements)
Optional- 1/2 block extra tofu, cut into small cubes and browned in a pan.
1-2 limes, cut into 1/4's

For the sauce:
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use PB2 that has been mixed with water, but you can use all natural peanut butter too)
1/4c low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons unseasoned, rice vinegar 
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed, chopped fine
1 tsp. chopped ginger
1-2 tablespoons sambal oelek chili paste
Mix all together and set aside.

There really are no further instructions,  except assemble the wraps.
Start with a nice big leaf of romaine lettuce, spread some sauce on it.  Add some noodles and all the veggies you like.  Then sprinkle with green onions and cilantro, squeeze a little lime and eat.  Repeat.  Repeat again!!  I hope you enjoy these.  My wife loved them!!!
 

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