Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Aloha friends!

Winter is finally over! The warm weather puts me in the mood for lighter foods and my craving for salads, wraps, and BBQ is starting to intensifying. I decided to make these pork lettuce wraps (recipe adapted from Yum & Yummer chicken wraps) to kick off the first of many delicious meals that will be enjoyed this summer. Check out the recipe below:

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • pinch of red chili flakes

Filling

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb (454g) ground pork
  • 1/2 c chicken/veggie stock
  • 1/2 c diced onions
  • 1/2 c cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 c red pepper
  • 1/2 walnuts

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Save for later.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add pork and cook until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in vegetables and cook for a couple more minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken/veggie stock, sauce and walnuts. Boil for one minute to let flavours come together. (Note: You can add a small amount of cornstarch mixed with water if you need to thicken the sauce a bit).
  5. Serve on Boston lettuce leaves and garnish with green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro.

Give the recipe a try and lettuce us know what you think in the comments below!

Enjoy :)

Michelle

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