Five Spice Lettuce Wraps

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I’ve been wanting to make some lettuce wraps ever since Janine shared her recipe with us from her vegan week.  Then last weekend I attended an event where there were lettuce wraps served (which were OK), and that sealed the deal that I must create my own version. The five spice really makes these lettuce wraps make you go mmm! Use conservatively as it is pretty potent. The ‘Meat’:

1 package of Yves Veggie Ground (chicken flavour)

1 tablespoon safflower oil

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon chinese five spice powder (star anise, cinnamon, cloves, szechuan pepper and fennel)

1 teaspoon tamari

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

Black pepper to taste

Method:

Sautee onions and garlic in oil on medium heat first till they get a bit a colour.  Then add the Yves, five spice, tamari and pepper. Add the minced ginger towards the end to keep its fresh flavour.

Condiments: Diced cucumber Shredded carrot Sliced green onions Head of lettuce Combined with the tropical flavours of Pineapple-Sage Salsa , topped with fresh condiments and rolled in a crisp lettuce leaf makes this meat-free alternative a deliciously light summer meal.  I’m personally not a fan of hoisin sauce, but i’m sure it would compliment these nicely.

~The Vegan Project

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