Have you guys been to P.F.Changs and tasted their ah-mazing lettuce wraps? I hope your answer is a yes. If you haven’t tasted them, your prayers have been answered. This recipe adapted from here is the closest you can get to the real deal. Even Yumjay, who doesn’t care much for tofu loves them. I love that they even have them on their happy hour menu. But with an impatient preschooler, a peaceful meal in a restaurant is almost next to impossible. So what does a girl do when she wants to eat these wraps on a whim? Make them at home, of course:) The list of ingredients may be long, but it wont take you more than 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s faster than driving, waiting and ordering at P.F.Changs.
The water chestnuts add a nice crunch to the spicy, mildly sweet tofu scramble. Add more brown sugar or leave out the red chili powder if you cant handle spicy food. Pair this with any type of lettuce of your choice and enjoy the lunar New Year celebrations. This also doubles up as a healthy, tasty super bowl snack and can be made one day in advance. It frees up your game day to root for your favorite team..go hawks!:)
Ingredients for tofu stir fry
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 block, organic firm tofu, cut into small cubes
1 8oz can water chestnuts, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
Ingredients for sauce
3 tablespoons organic soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon red chili powder
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
Organic iceberg lettuce or any variety of lettuce
handful of rice noodles pan fried in oil (optional)
1. Place warm water in a bowl and dissolve brown sugar. Add other ingredients listed under sauce and mix well. Set aside.
2. Heat olive and sesame oil in a wok. When oil is hot, add all the ingredients listed under tofu stir fry and cook for 7-10 minutes until all the ingredients are cooked through.
3. Add sauce and mix well, keep stirring constantly on medium heat, till all the moisture is absorbed and all the ingredients are well coated with the sauce.
4. Season with salt.
5. Serve hot with lettuce and rice noodles on the side.