spicy tempeh lettuce cups

with pickled carrot and cucumber

  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 300g tempeh, crumbled+
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha chilli sauce
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup (70g) unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, shredded
  • 1 green onion (scallion), shredded
  • 1 small iceberg lettuce, leaves separated and trimmed to make 6 cups
  • micro (baby) coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve
  1. Place the carrot and vinegar in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Set aside to pickle for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat the carrot. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat, add the tempeh and cook, stirring, for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the garlic, oyster sauce, sriracha, salt, pepper and half the peanut. Cook for a further 2 minutes. 
  3. Divide the carrot, tempeh, cucumber and onion between the lettuce cups. Top with the coriander and remaining peanut to serve.  Makes 6.

+ Tempeh is a product made from soybeans, similar to tofu, that originates in Indonesia. It’s a good source of protein, and is available in the refrigerated section of supermarkets and health food stores.

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