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Pork Lettuce Wraps

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  • Prep Time12 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Pork Lettuce Wraps

These pork lettuce wraps replace tortillas and bread with crunchy juicy iceberg lettuce, making them a light but filling dinner the kids will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp ginger, chopped

  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped

  • 1 lb ground pork

  • 1 227 mL can water chestnuts

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1/4 tsp Asian chili sauce

  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped (about 2)

  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium- high heat. Add onions and carrots; saute for 3 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add ginger and garlic. Saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Turn heat to high, add pork and drained chipped water chestnuts; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until pork is cooked through.

  • Whisk together fish sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, Asian chili sauce and cornstarch, and add to pan, stirring to coat pork. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce has come to a boil and juices in pan are slightly thickened. Sprinkle with green onions.

  • Serve pork on a platter for each person to spoon into lettuce leaves - or small whole wheat tortillas, if that would please kids more.


Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 350, Protein 24g, Carbohydrates 15g, Fat 22g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 1150mg.

Tip:

Watching your family's salt intake? Omit the fish sauce to save 697 mg sodium per serving.

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2012

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