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Tofu Lettuce Wraps

What you need: 

1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and diced to bite sized squares
salt and pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste
tamari soy sauce or Bragg's, to taste
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
2 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 head lettuce or Napa cabbage, large leaves removed

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread tofu out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
2. When that is almost done, heat up wok or frying pan and throw in the chopped garlic and ginger. Fry for about 5-7 minutes until they are softer. Throw in the shiitakes.
3. At this time, you can add more soy sauce, usually about 4 or 5 shakes. Also, if you’d like, some more salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.
4. Cook about another 10-12 minutes, then add the tofu and finish up the cooking, about 2-5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into the lettuce/cabbage leaves and roll them up!
Enjoy!'

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This turned out great, especially the baked tofu which I plan to use for other recipes.  Thanks for the recipe.

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This was great! I left out the pepper flakes (personal taste), added garlic powder, green pepper, onion, shredded carrots, and peanuts. I also made a peanut sauce. Very filling. My girlfriend loved it!

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I made this for a girls night in potluck the other night and everyone loved loved loved it.  One of my friends asked me to move in and be her personal chef.  I added finely diced yellow pepper at someone's suggestion, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.

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Excellent recipe. I added a little curry to the baking tofu and added mint and shredded carrots to the final product.  We also made our own peanut sauce and served it alongside.  Easy to prepare in advance and take to a party or dinner.

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These were soo good. I had to make some changes, though. My boyfriend doesn't like mushrooms, so after baking the tofu, I put a red pepper, half an onion, and a carrot into a wok with the ginger/garlic/soy sauce mix. I also added a little bit of seasame oil. I boiled some soba noodles and put those inside the wraps too, which made them extremely filling! Next time I think I'll add some green onions and a little bit of lime juice. Yummy!

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This recipe was great! The baked tofu part was FANTASIC. I think I added a bit too much (ok, way too much) red pepper flakes, but it was still reeeaaalllly good! Perfect.

Only thing, I couldn't get any pretty pieces of lettuce to use for wraps : ( I think I may try a different lettuce next time.

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This was a good recipe. I added diced water chesnuts and red onion along with some fresh squeezed lime. I will make this again~ :)

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This was a fantastic recipe.  I used onion, mushrooms, tofu and I adjusted the amount of garlic/ginger/pepper to my taste.  I didnt use any salt since soy sauce already has a lot in it.  A faster way to bake the tofu is to stick it under the broiler and keep turning the tofu pieces ever 7 minutes til they are dry.  I used iceberg lettuce and found it hard to roll the tofu in it.  I think using butter lettuce would be nicer.  It was enough for 2 servings.  I will definatly be making this again. 

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This recipe rocks! It is better than what you can get at a restaurant!!!
I just made a few changes, I didn’t use shitake mushrooms, I used portobellos, I also added a little teriyaki sauce when I cooked the mushrooms and when I combined the mushrooms and tofu together; it made it over the top good! Also reduced the amount of ginger as I don’t like a lot of ginger, just enough to give it a slight kick.
I had two problems though-
#1-If you don't have a brand new tray to bake the tofu, spray it with non stick oil first, I learned the hard way to do this as the tofu was GLUED to the tray when I took it out of the oven.
#2-This recipe cooks way down, I  though I made enough for it to be a dinner but it as little more than an appetizer for two people (my husband eats a lot). Next time I am going to double it.
:)

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Nice and simple dinner for a late night.  I added some finely chopped yellow pepper, and we ate it with perilla leaves and a side of kimchi. Delish!  ::)

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