Spicy Pork and Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

7
Total Time
17 min
Prep
13 min
Cook
4 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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.

Ingredients

hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp

sriracha chili sauce

2 Tbsp

low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

peanut oil

1 Tbsp, or vegetable oil

ginger root

1 Tbsp, minced

uncooked ground pork

½ pound(s), *

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1½ cup(s), diced in 1/2-inch pieces

cucumber(s)

½ cup(s), seedless, unpeeled (diced)

uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

bibb lettuce

12 leaf/leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine hoisin, sriracha and soy sauce.
  2. 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.

Notes

*Ground chicken or turkey can be substituted for pork, but may affect SmartPoints value

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