Lettuce wraps with tofu and tamarind glaze
Ingredients (serves 2-4)
- 1 Cos Lettuce
- 10ml Sesame Oil
- 15ml Vegetable Oil
- 200g Tofu or 100g Tempeh
- 3 Spring Onion Chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves Chopped
- 1 Thumb Ginger Finely Diced
- 2 Long Red Chillies Diced
- 15g Black Sesame Seeds
- 50g Peanuts
- 50g Tamarind Paste
- 50g Sugar
- 100ml Water
- 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Star Anise
Firstly, bring the oven to 160°C. Then place the peanuts in the pre heated oven and cook until lovely and dark
Chop the tofu and the tempeh into bite size cubes.
In a fry pan on high heat put In the vegetable and sesame oil and bring close to a smoking point. Add the onions, and cook until translucent, add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further 30 seconds.
Add the tofu and tempeh and fry until they have got some colour to them.
Add the black sesame seeds and cook briefly pour into a bowl and set aside.
For the sauce, fill a pan with the ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is sticky but not too thick. You want it to be honey in consistency.
Putting them all together, place the lettuce leaves on a plate, add the tofu.