Thai Basil Lettuce Wraps

Basil is versatile and is excellent in italian foods. But did you know that it is often used in Thai cooking as well. Technically, thai basil is different from regular basil but can be a little difficult to find. In our recipe, we used regular basil and the floral and fragrant notes with the asian flavors enhance the tofu really well.

Ingredients

  • Lettuce
  • Basil (1 cup)
  • Garlic (8-10 cloves)
  • Onion (2)
  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Lime
  • Soy sauce (1.5 tablespoon)
  • Brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Rice vinegar (1.5 teaspoon)
  • Salt
  • Thai chili (2-3)
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon)

Recipe (Serves 4)

  1. To prepare the tofu, first crumble into small pieces and pat dry with paper towel. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat. Add crumbled tofu, half the minced garlic, and diced onions to the hot oil. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the onions and tofu are golden brown.IMG_1883[1]
  2. In a food processor, pulse the remaining garlic, basil, and Thai chili until finely chopped. Combine the basil mixture with the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar and stir. Toss the sauce into the tofu mixture and add salt and crushed red pepper to taste. If you like your food spicier, add more Thai chili.IMG_1885[1]
  3. To serve, place the tofu mixture into a lettuce cup. Top with fresh squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!Thai Basil lettuce wrap

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