Tastes and Sounds of Spring a Ling

Thai Lettuce Wraps


With one of our first weekends full of sunshine and that distinct northern spring smell of dog poo and garbage defrosting, I thought it seemed fitting to celebrate with a nice spring show. This lettuce wrap recipe mirrors the easy breezy bright tastes of the bright music. Make these with our without meat!

For the filling:

3 cloves of garlic minced

½ inch fresh ginger

½ onion finely diced

A shake of chili flakes (more if you like it spicey!)

8 or so mushrooms diced

¼ yellow pepper diced

¼ red pepper diced

1 cup bean sprouts

½ cup tofu or any meat you wish

2 tbs soy sauce

1 juice of lime

1 tsp fish sauce

1 tbs or so sugar

For garnish

Fresh cilantro

Peanut Sauce:

2 tbs peanut BUTTER

1 tbs oil

1 tsp sugar

Squeeze of lime

However much hot sauce you like ( I use tobasco)

Chopped green onion

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over mediumish heat
  • Add garlic, ginger and chili flakes, heat until fragrant
  • Add tofu, fry for 5 ish minutes
  • Add all the veggies except for the bean sprouts, fry for 3 minutes or until beginning to be soft
  • Add soy sauce, fish sauce, lime and sugar
  • Fry for 3 more minutes
  • Reduce heat, add bean sprouts and cook just until bean sprouts are wilted
  • Serve in pieces of ice berg lettuce


A spring a ling happy playlist:

Jens Lekman – A Post Card to Nina

The Arcade Fire – Brazil

King Khan and The Shrines – Welfare Bread

The Ruffled Feathers – Canals of Suzhou

Rostam – Wood

Vetiver – More of This

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

Beirut – The Bunker

American Royalty – Matchstick

Yan Tiersen – Les Deux Pianos

Waxahatchee- Coast to Coast

Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah – Blue Turning Into Grey

Yo Le Tango – Centre of Gravity


Check out the show online!