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February 24, 2020

Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients for Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps recipe | Stephanie's Dish | Stephanie HansenI started making lettuce wraps after I became a gardener. There would be times where I had so many random onesie, twosie vegetables that did not make a whole meal or a dish. When you have two radishes the only thing I could think to do with them for a meal was to wrap them in things. Thus, the lettuce wrap was born. This is one of my favorite easy weeknight meals from the garden in the summer and I crave them in the Winter as they are so fresh and versatile. You can use ground pork, chicken or turkey. If you don’t have ground meat you can make lettuce wraps with roast chicken, leftover pork shoulder or pot roast. Really if you can wrap it, you have lettuce wraps.

Use your Instant Pot here to make the rice. Rice in the Instant Pot is a life changer as I really struggle to make it any other way. The secret is one portion rice to equal portions of water for white or Jasmine rice. One cup water, one cup rice and you cook it for 5 minutes on manual and let it naturally release for 5 minutes. This same recipe works with two or even four cups of rice.

Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oilIngredients for Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps sauce recipe | Stephanie's Dish | Stephanie Hansen
  • 1 lb ground pork*
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • rice for serving
  • Butter lettuce for serving
  • Pickled vegetables for serving*

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet, then brown the pork for 3 minutes, stirring enough so it doesn’t burn. Add garlic and ginger in the final stages of browning the pork.
  2. Mix up the chili sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, sugar and water. Add to the pan and toss all the ingredients until coated. Cook for a few more minutes until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has reduced and is coating the meat. Remove from the heat and toss in the sesame oil with the finished pork.
  3. At the table, fill each lettuce cup with rice and a big spoonful of the pork mixture and pickled vegetables.
  • Note: Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted here.
  • Note: Additional condiments can include lime wedges, sliced peppers, sliced radish, chopped cilantro or mint.

Quick Pickled Vegetables:Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps toppings | Stephanie's Dish | Stephanie Hansen

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c apple cider or white vinegar
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 c of water
  • 1 red onion or Jalapeno or radishes or carrots, thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve.
  2. Thinly slice onion and place in a bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over onions.
  3. Weight it with a slightly heavier bowl on top to keep vegetables submerged.
  4. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Serve.

Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Vegetables

Quick Pork Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 1lb ground pork*
  • 1tsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • rice for serving
  • Butter lettuce for serving
  • Pickled vegetables for serving*

Instructions

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet, then brown the pork for 3 minutes, stirring enough so it doesn’t burn. Add garlic and ginger in the final stages of browning the pork.

Mix up the Chili Sauce, Fish sauce, Soy Sauce,Rice Wine Vinegar, Sriracha, Sugar and water.  Add to the pan and toss all the ingredients until coated. Cook for a few more minutes until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has reduced and is coating the meat. Remove from the heat and toss in the sesame oil with the finished pork.

At the table, fill each lettuce cup with rice and a big spoonful of the pork mixture and pickled vegetables.

  • Note: Ground Turkey and Chicken can be substituted here.
  • Note: Additional condiments can include, lime wedges, sliced peppers, sliced radish, chopped cilantro or mint.

Quick Pickled Vegetables:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups apple cider or white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 red onion or Jalapeno or radishes or carrots thinly sliced

Instructions

Whisk first 3 ingredients and cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Thinly slice onion and place in a bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over onions. Weight it with a slightly heavier bowl on top to keep vegetables submerged. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Serve

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