I created these delicious lettuce wraps tonight and my 20 year old son ate them all. It was a good thing my husband was out of town because I would have had to come up with something else for dinner. I actually had a few of them and he ate the rest. We loved these. Next time I am going to double the recipe.
Spicy Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4 as an appetizer, or 2 as a main dish: Ready in 20 minutes
3 Tbsp. Nama Shoyu (Soy Sauce), or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
3 tsp. arrowroot Powder
2 tsp. sweetener of choice
1 15 oz. can black beans drained
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (about 2 stalks, chop entire piece)
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 bunch butter lettuce
Cilantro sprigs and soy sauce, for garnish
1. Combine soy sauce, broth, arrowroot, and sweetener. Stir until smooth. Combine sauce with drained black beans and set aside.
2. Heat a large deep skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat pan. Add ginger, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook, tossing often, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add chopped onion, sesame oil, cilantro, celery and walnuts. Toss well.
3. To serve: Arrange lettuce cups on a large serving platter and place a generous spoonful on each. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and additional soy sauce to taste.