I made these the other day for the first time on a whim.  It was getting toward the end of the week so I needed to use up some things that I had.  I wanted to make something a little more interesting than the usual stir fry. 

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • ½ brick firm tofu
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • Black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons Shoyu
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

 Whenever I am working with leafy greens or lettuce I always wash and prepare them first, even if using them will be the last step in the process.  This is to insure that as much water as possible has the chance to run off.  To start rinse you romaine heart and pull off the leaves that will make your wraps.  Place them on a clean towel or paper towel to dry and set aside for later

Chop you onion into small pieces.  If you have one of the slap chops that would be perfect for this as you want really small pieces not chunks.

Heat the oil in your pan and once hot toss in the onion.  Make sure to mix them around so that the all of the onion is coated in the oil and cover. 

While the onions are cooking start cutting your cherry tomatoes in half. This is VERY important, if you do not cut them they will become boil hot little bubbles that when you bit into the will burn your mouth and you will not be able to taste anything for a week, trust me…

Once the onions start to go translucent it is time to uncover them and add the tofu.  Crumble the tofu in much the same way you would if you were making scrambled tofu into the pan.  Mix the onion and the tofu together and leave uncovered to continue cooking. 

Season with the ginger and black pepper

Remember to stir the onion and tofu every two minutes or so or they will start to burn. 

While that is cooking grate you carrots.  I like to grate fresh carrots as they have more juice in them that really adds a lot of flavor to the dish as opposed to pre-grated carrots.

The tofu should be mostly cooked at this port so it is time to add the tomatoes and the carrots.

Once everything is hot add 1 tablespoon of shoyu and stir well.  Have a quick taste and see if you should add the second tablespoon.  

Let the dish cook for about another minute, then plate it up along with your lettuce wraps and enjoy!

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