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What you will need:
For the Bánh mì  Style Coconut Meat:
2 cups very thinly sliced fresh coconut
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon shallot, minced
1 tablespoon Tamari
½ tablespoon coconut sugar
½ tablespoon lemongrass paste
¼- 1 whole Thai chili, thinly sliced
Juice of half of a lime

For Curried Cashew Cream:
¼ cup vegetable broth
½ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked for 2-4 hours, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste
1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated


For the Quick Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radish:

1 small daikon, cut into strips with a vegetable peeler
2 carrots, cut into strips with a vegetable peeler
¾ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

For the rest of the wraps:
1 head of bibb lettuce, leaves removed, washed, and thoroughly dried
Thinly sliced cucumber
Thai chili, sliced thin
Scallions, sliced
Cilantro leaves, chopped
Sprouts, washed and dried
Sriracha

Steps to yummy goodness:
For the marinated coconut meat:
1.
Combine all of the ingredients except for the coconut meat in a mixing bowl and mix well with a whisk to combine.

2. Add the thinly sliced coconut meat and marinate for 1 -3 hours at room temperature before serving in lettuce wraps.


For the curried cashew cream:
1. Combine all of the ingredients in the order listed into a high speed blender or food processor fitted with the “S” blade.

2. Blend, scraping the sides as necessary until silky smooth.


For the Quick Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radish:

1. Mix the vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a mixing bowl until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

2. Prepare the carrots and daikon by washing then peeling with vegetable peeler to get nice long strips.

3. Add the prepared carrots and daikon, toss to coat and set aside for 20 minutes.


To build a lettuce wrap:
1. To build your lettuce wraps layer the marinated coconut meat, cucumbers, pickled veggies into a leaf of lettuce, and drizzle the curried cashew cream over the top.

2.Garnish with a sprinkle cilantro and sprouts over the top

3. Wrap, eat and enjoy


.:Side Note:.

These Thai chilies are extremely hot!!! Be careful how much you use, always remove the seeds to help cut back the heat.

If you can’t find bibb lettuce,  butter or iceberg lettuce work just as well.

This is a great base idea for lettuce wraps, feel free to add shrimp, salmon, halibut or cod for a little bit of a heavier wrap.

You can also crush up any extra cashews and add them to the wraps for extra bit of crunch / texture

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