Asian Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 c. vegetarian crumbles -- or any variety of ground beef substitute that you prefer
  • 2/3 c. grated jimica
  • 2/3 c. grated carrot
  • 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 1 T. chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Washed and dried Boston lettuce leaves -- a salad spinner works great for this

Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a medium non-stick skillet. Add the diced shallot and sauté until softened, but not browned. Add the vegetarian crumbles, grated jimica and grated carrot and sauté until the vegetables are crisp-tender.

Mix the hoisin sauce, tomato paste and chili-garlic sauce in a small bowl and add to the hot mixture. Turn off the heat and add the sesame seeds and scallions and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the clean lettuce leaves and wrap up, burrito-style, to serve.

  • Yields: 2-3 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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