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Chinese-style Wraps

kid friendly
quick meals, fast feeds
cheap as chickpeas
low fat low sugar, diabetic friendly
1 spoon difficulty rating

15 minutes

Serves: 2-4

Chinese-style Wraps

Another lunch-time or snack-attack goodie! This recipe offers a choice of seitan, tofu or vegan pieces.

Seitan (also known as gluten) is a 'wheat meat' made from the most protein-rich part of the plant. It's a healthy, natural and delicious alternative to meat and has been used in China and elsewhere for centuries. Seitan is available in jars from good health food shops. Tinned gluten can be found in Oriental supermarkets - plain or as mock duck or mock chicken.
VBites Chicken-style Pieces are found in health food shops.
Alternatively, use fried cubes of firm tofu, smoked or plain
For a gluten-free alternative use fried tofu - plain or smoked - just check it has no wheat-based soya sauce in its flavouring.  If you can't get gluten-free hoisin sauce use tamari, which is a gluten-free soya sauce. Photograph courtesy of www.flavourphotos.com

Ingredients: 

  • 4 large wraps
  • Half a bunch of spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thinly
  • Half a pack of beansprouts, washed and spun
  • Shredded green lettuce
  • Half a jar of seitan or half a pack of vegetarian chicken, sliced thinly (see above for stockist suggestions)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin or black bean sauce - or tamari mixed in with a tsp of grated ginger

Method: 

1. Place the onion, red pepper, tomato, beansprouts, lettuce and seitan/veggie chicken in a bowl and mix well.

2. Add the sauce and mix in well so everything has a light coating.

3. Divide the ingredients between the four wraps.

4. Wrap them up tightly into parcels and serve.

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