The Popular Kids Make Lettuce Wraps

Recipe by groovyrooby
READY IN: 24hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12-16




  • Remove tofu from the package, draining any water, and press the tofu for about 20 minutes. I usually fold up three paper towels, place tofu on the towels, fold up three more paper towels, place them on top of the tofu, and put something flat and heavy on top. A partially-filled teapot on top of a frying pan works well for me.
  • Discard the paper towels and cut the tofu into 24 little rectangles: cut the flat block in half shortways, cut each half shortways and longways, and slice each chunk into thin thirds. Whatever shape you like works, but it's good to maximize surface area.
  • Mix all the ingredients from soy sauce to chili paste (and half the lime juice) in a watertight container or heavy-duty ziplock bag.
  • Add the tofu chunks and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the tofu from the marinade and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  • Broil one side for about three minutes, flip and broil for another three minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or to medium-high in a skillet.
  • Add broccoli slaw and green onions. When warmed, after about a minute, add the rice vinegar. Cook, stirring, for about four minutes. Keep the veggies nice & crunchy.
  • Remove the broccoli-onion mix and let cool slightly.
  • Add cucumber, remainining lime juice, and tofu strips. Mix gently to keep the tofu intact.
  • Serve veggie tofu mix in a large bowl with lettuce leaves in a separate bowl. Allow guests to spoon a little mix into their lettuce leaves to roll up right before eating. For many little appetizers I suggest tearing big lettuce leaves in half down the middle, or keep lettuce leaves whole for bigger portions.