Peirce Hack: Thai Lettuce Wraps
When I go home for breaks, one of my favorite places to eat is a hole in the wall thai place called Thai Phooket; over spring break I went twice in the span of 6 days and understandably, I miss thai food when I come back to Kenyon. They say that if you love something, let it go, but I’d rather recreate my favorite dishes like how a widow will create an animatronic worthy of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride out of her husband’s corpse. The final product will never be as good as the original but at least there’s someone to blame for not paying the bills. Anyways, please enjoy attempting this recipe! It’s good, I swear!
- Head over to the deli section where you’ll lay flat 3-4 large lettuce leafs. While you’re here, grab some cucumber slices and your choice of protein (I didn’t use any meat or tofu today because Peirce was lacking).
- If the line is short, go over to the panini press and let your chicken or turkey “grill” for a bit while you walk over to the salad bar.
- Fill the lettuce with shredded carrots and chopped red cabbage. Next, go retrieve your protein and place some torn up bits on top of your wrap.
- Now for the peanut sauce (this is not a peanut free hack, sorry 😢)! Grab a mug and spoon, then fill the mug with a tablespoon or so of hot water. This will melt your peanut butter and liquify the sauce later.
- Take your mug over to Old Side and mix in around 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (I prefer creamy), siracha, soy sauce, and garlic powder. The amounts don’t really matter so just eyeball it. Stir the peanut butter until it binds with the liquids (science?) and you reach a creamy constancy.
- Once you sit down and have your wraps filled to your liking, drizzle the peanut sauce over each wrap and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Other ways to use this sauce: over rice, as a salad dressing, and as a dip for cucumbers. Also, I always make this when Peirce serves pad thai because is it really pad thai if it doesn’t have peanuts? Once again, I’m sorry, people who have peanut allergies. This world was not made for you.