Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with Grilled Tuna, Candied Grapefruit, Mixed herbs and a Lime-Ginger BBQ to die for…
well, not really – but it’s darn good! Is it still considered a salad if you can pick it up and eat it like a taco?
*Marinade recipe adapted from the gorgeous book Alinea
Is it the fresh, exploding Vietnamese flavors? Is it the communal experience? Platters overflowing with crispy, crunchy, fresh lettuce and herbs. The floral, jet black dipping sauce scented with lime, ginger and spices – a party in your mouth. Everyone reaching and grabbing, happily creating their own perfect wrap – what a wonderful vibe. Is it because no two wraps are the same? Each one unique, “maybe I’ll put a little more mint in the next one and more hot sauce!”. Maybe I just love watching others enjoy these as much as I do.
This is my happy food, I can eat these every day and never tire of it.