Asian Lime and Herbed Tofu in Lettuce Cups

Total Time
1 hr
0 mins

From Bon Appetit January 2006. Wonderful tofu taking on the flavors of whatever ingredients you add to it-a blank canvas waiting to be painted...

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  1. NOTE*: Nam pla or nuoc nam (fish sauce) is available in Asian markets. I would strongly suggest to begin by using only 1 TEASPOON of the fish sauce in this recipe and then adjust seasoning accordingly. For vegetarian version, omit the fish sauce.)
  2. DRESSING: Puree the first 5 ingredients in a blender. Allow the mixture to stand at least 5 minutes or up to 1 hour. Stir in chili sauce.
  3. Strain the dressing into a small bowl, pressing down the solids with a spatula to release the liquids. Discard solids.
  4. TOFU: Toss together the first 7 ingredients. Next add the tofu and salad dressing, tossing to coat well.
  5. For each serving, arrange 1 or 2 lettuce leaves on a plate. Divide the tofu mixture onto the lettuce leaves.