Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lettuce Wraps

This dish was one of the Asian Pork creations! I was in the mood to make something simple and healthy for dinner. I had a bunch of veggies in my fridge and of coarse the Asian Pulled Pork.
My fiancee who rarely likes any of the "rabbit food" I make, gobbled it up in a heartbeat! The crunchiness of the lettuce combined with the smoothness of the pork will prove to be a satisfying meal for the pickiest of eaters!

Pork Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4, with 3 lettuce wraps each

12 leaves of Bibb or Butter Lettuce
*I only had iceberg lettuce, which did the job just fine.*
Asian Pork , shredded
2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/2 an English Cucumber, cut into matchsticks
3 tbsp of cilantro, roughly chopped
1 cup of bean sprouts
2 scallions, sliced on a bias
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sesame seeds

Shredded Pork

-Combine all veggies in a bowl and toss with sesame oil and sesame seeds.
*This can also serve as a really great salad!

Place the pork and veggies onto lettuce leaf, roll it up. That's it!

Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 tsp of garlic chili paste
1 tsp of honey
the zest and juice of one lime
*Use a microplaner to zest the lime. Do not get any white pith in, it's very bitter.

-Combine all ingredients and serve!

This dish is super simple and if you want something more heartier start out with a bowl of Udon noodles or better yet a bowl of soup! *Recipe to come soon*

Mind you mine weren't the neatest looking wraps, but I was in a hurry!
They tasted just as great!!

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