Tofu-Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps

recipe
These protein-rich wraps make a fun party appetizer or a light meal. Prep and Cook Time: about 20 minutes.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings; 3 or 4 main-dish servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 156
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Protein 5.9 g
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 594 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

12 ounces extra-firm tofu (also called nigari tofu)
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt
16 to 20 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
About 3/4 cup hoisin sauce

Preparation

1. Rinse tofu and pat dry. Cut into about 1/4-inch cubes.

2. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir pine nuts until golden, about 4 minutes; pour from pan. Add tofu, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar to pan; stir over medium-high heat until tofu is hot and liquid is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add parsley and oil; stir just until parsley begins to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add salt to taste.

3. Just before serving (warm or cool), stir in pine nuts and transfer to a bowl. Pile lettuce into a basket and spoon hoisin sauce into a small bowl. Spoon tofu mixture into lettuce leaves, add a little hoisin sauce, and wrap up to eat.

Note:

Linda Lau Anusasananan,

January 2006
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