Asian Lettuce Wraps(Vegetarian)

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Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

A delicious vegetarian recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine(2003).

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  1. To make Miso Sauce:.
  2. Place brown sugar in heavy saucepan, and melt over medium-low heat, being careful not to burn. Remove from heat, and stir miso and sesame seeds into melted sugar.
  3. To make Wrapping:.
  4. Trim edges of lettuce leaves to make them uniformly circular. Stack sesame or basil leaves alongside.
  5. To make Salad:.
  6. Heat oil in skillet or wok over medium-high heat, and stir-fry tofu about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Slice avocado into 1½-inch-long pieces. Slice red pepper into 1 ½-inch-long pieces. Set aside.
  8. Combine white radish with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon red pepper powder. Set aside.
  9. Combine bean sprouts with 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and 1 teaspoon salt.
  10. To assemble rolls, place 1 lettuce leaf on flat surface, and layer remaining ingredients in following order: basil leaf, bean sprout mixture, radish mixture, tofu, cucumber, avocado and red pepper. Spoon about ½ teaspoon Miso Sauce over top. Wrap by tucking ends in, and roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients.