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Thai Basil lettuce wraps are a fresh, healthy, and fun way to enjoy more greens. It only takes less than 30 minutes to put together which makes it an ideal meal for lunch or dinner.
A few notes:
- Dried or fresh shitake mushrooms can be used in this recipe. If using dried shitake mushrooms, soak them in a bowl of water overnight in the refrigerator.
- Thai basil is essential in this recipe and can not be substituted with Italian basil.
- Dark soy sauce is necessary as it provides color, mild sweetener, and flavor to the dish.
- Vegan fish sauce can be omitted if not accessible. It won’t taste the same but will still taste good.
- Textured vegetable protein can be substituted for vegan mince meat such as Omnipork or Impossible meat.
Thai Basil Lettuce Wraps
- 1 cup shitake mushrooms, minced
- 1/2 cup textured vegetable protein, rehydrated
- 1 cup Thai Basil, save the leaves and discard the stems
- 2 shallot bulbs, roughly chopped
- 4 garlic, minced
- 2 bird eye chili pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vegan fish sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup cooked white rice
- Romaine Lettuce, washed and dried
- Peanut sauce
- Step 1 Cook white rice according to instructions on the package. Wash romaine lettuce and set aside to dry.
- Step 2 Soak the textured vegetable protein in a bowl with 1 cup of warm water. Drain any excess water after 5 minutes. Prepare the shallots, garlic, and bird eye chili pepper. Mince the shitake mushrooms by hand or add to a food processor. Peel the Thai Basil leaves and set aside. Discard the stems. Combine soy sauce, dark soy sauce, vegan fish sauce, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
- Step 3 On medium heat, in a nonstick pan, add the vegetable oil. After a few minutes, add the shallots, garlic, and chili pepper. Once the shallots have softened, about 3 minutes, add the mushrooms and textured vegetable protein. Add the sauce and allow it to cook on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes. Finally, toss the Thai Basil in the pan and mix everything well together for about 1 minute.
- Step 4 Enjoy immediately. Scoop the mixture over rice on a bed of romaine lettuce. Serve with Sriracha, peanut sauce, and lime.