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Thai Lettuce Wraps
-1 head fresh iceburg lettuce (cold)
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 thumb-size piece galangal (or ginger), grated 
•1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely sliced (omit altogether if 
you prefer very mild wraps)
•2 shallots, sliced finely
•1/2 cup firm tofu, cut into "matchsticks"; (OR 1/2 cup cooked 
chicken or pork, shredded, OR 1/2 cup cooked baby shrimp)
•1 carrot, grated or cut into thin strips
•4-5 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
•1 egg (optional if vegan)
•1/2 cup shredded cabbage (red is very good, but any type will 
•3 spring onions, sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces
•approx. 2 cups brean sprouts
•2 Tbsp. lime juice
•2 Tbsp. regular soy sauce
•2 Tbsp. fish sauce (if vegetarian, use vegetarian fish sauce)
•1 Tbsp. oyster sauce (if vegetarian, use vegetarian oyster 

•1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped if leaves are large
•1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

•2 Tbsp. oil for stir-frying
1.	Place oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high 
heat. Add garlic, galangal (or ginger), chilli, and shallots. 
Stir-fry one minute, or until fragrant. Stir-frying tip: add a 
Tbsp. water whenever the wok/pan gets too dry instead of more 
2.	Add tofu (or meat/shrimp), carrot, shiitake mushrooms, 
cabbage, and spring onions.
•  As you stir-fry, add the lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, 
and oyster sauce. Stir-fry about 1 minute. 
•  Push ingredients to the side of the wok or pan, and crack in 
the egg. Stir-fry the egg quickly, breaking the yolk. Mix in 
with the other ingredients. 
•  Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry briefly (to mix). Remove 
from heat and do a taste test for salt, adding 1 Tbsp more fish 
sauce if not salty enough. 
•  Cut off the stem part of the iceburg lettuce so it's easier 
to separate the leaves. Now place the lettuce, the sir-fried 
filling, and the toppings on your table, allowing family or 
guests to make their own wraps. 

•  To assemble wraps, take a whole lettuce leaf and place 1-2 
heaping tablespoons of filling in the center. Top with a 
sprinkling of fresh basil and peanuts. Then wrap it up and eat. 
(For those who like it extra spicy, Thai chilli sauce can be 
added as another topping.)