Glazed Tofu Lettuce Wraps

with sesame ginger dressing

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Soy

Calories Conscious
Vegetarian
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You won't believe how easy it is to make a restaurant-quality dish from your own kitchen. Crispy nugs of tofu are glazed with hoisin and sweet chili sauce, then served in buttery lettuce cups with fresh carrots. Take them for a dip in sesame-ginger sauce, and your home just became the hottest table in town.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    12 oz. Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 4 oz. Sliced Water Chestnuts
  • Info
    1¾ fl. oz. Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 fl. oz. Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 3 oz. Matchstick Carrots
  • Info
    1½ fl. oz. Asian Sesame Dressing

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    440
  • Carbohydrates
    50g
  • Fat
    18g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Sodium
    1275mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Press the Tofu

    Line a plate with two paper towels. Cut tofu into ½" cubes. Arrange tofu in a single layer on plate and season with ½ tsp. salt. Top with another paper towel, then another plate. Add some weight to plate (such as a canned good or two more plates) to gently press tofu. Removing moisture allows tofu to get crispy and better absorb flavors. Set aside for 10 minutes while you continue prep.

  • 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Separate lettuce leaves for cups. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate. Drain and coarsely chop water chestnuts. Combine hoisin, sweet chili sauce, and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl.

  • 3

    Sear the Tofu

    Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and tofu pieces in a single layer to hot pan. Sear undisturbed until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally until browned on at least two sides, 2-3 minutes.

  • 4

    Finish the Filling

    Add white portions of green onions, matchstick carrots, and water chestnuts to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until just slightly wilted, 2-3 minutes. Add hoisin-sweet chili mixture. Continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and glazes tofu, 2 minutes.

  • 5

    Build the Lettuce Wraps

    Scoop glazed tofu mixture into lettuce cups, about three cups per person. For added structural support and crunch, double-layer lettuce cups.

  • 6

    Plate the Dish

    Serve lettuce cups on a plate. Garnish with green portions of green onion and serve with sesame ginger dressing on side for dipping.

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