Spicy Pork and Vegetable Lettuce Wraps
- Total Time
Lettuce is a favorite food for Chinese New Year because the word for lettuce in Cantonese saang choi is a homonym for prosperity and wealth.
hoisin sauce2 Tbsp
sriracha chili sauce2 Tbsp
low sodium soy sauce1 Tbsp
peanut oil1 Tbsp, or vegetable oil
ginger root1 Tbsp, minced
uncooked ground pork½ pound(s), *
uncooked bell pepper(s)1 ½ cup(s), diced in 1/2-inch pieces
cucumber(s)½ cup(s), seedless, unpeeled (diced)
uncooked scallion(s)½ cup(s), chopped
bibb lettuce12 leaf/leaves
- In a small bowl combine hoisin, sriracha and soy sauce.
- Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12 inch skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in oil, add ginger, and stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Add pork and stir-fry 1 minute breaking up pork with metal spatula or until meat is almost cooked. Add bell pepper and stir-fry 30 seconds or until just combined. Swirl in sauce and cover for 30 seconds. Uncover, stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until pork is just cooked through. Remove from heat and add cucumber and scallions. Serve with lettuce leaves: have diners put about 1/4 cup of filling in a lettuce leaf, fold leaf over and eat like a taco. Yields 3 lettuce wraps per serving.