Hoisin-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

These Asian-style appetizers make great finger food. You also could serve these as a fresh side dish with grilled meat or chicken.

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Makes:
16 servings
Yields:
16 appetizer servings
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Hoisin-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients
1/2
cup pine nuts
12
ounces firm tofu (fresh bean curd) (not silken-style)
3
tablespoons rice vinegar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon Asian chili sauce
 
dash toasted sesame oil
1/2
cup shredded carrot
2
tablespoons bottled hoisin sauce
1
cup chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
16
leaf lettuce leaves
 
Bottled hoisin sauce (optional)
 
Fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Place pine nuts in a large dry nonstick skillet. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until nuts are golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Cut tofu into 1/4-inch cubes. For sauce:
  3. in a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, Asian chili sauce, and sesame oil; stir to dissolve sugar. Heat same skillet over medium-high heat; add tofu, carrot, and vinegar mixture to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until vinegar mixture is absorbed. Stir in the 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce; mix well. Add the 1 cup cilantro or parsley. Heat and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in the pine nuts.
  4. Serve tofu mixture in lettuce leaves. If desired, pass additional hoisin sauce and garnish with additional cilantro or parsley.

Nutrition Facts

(Hoisin-Tofu Lettuce Wraps)
    Per serving:
  • 55 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • 179 mg sodium,
  • 4 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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