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
-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!
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!!
Years ago, I followed my dreams and went to culinary school. I went to culinary school to continue the dream that my mother and I always shared: to open up a deli or cafe somewhere and call it our own. Whether that cafe will ever open is still up in the air...but my cooking and my love for food I owe to my mother...and in a way this blog is dedicated to her...I only hope that I can inspire other women with this blog the way my mother inspired me...With her love for food passed onto me, I quickly became a food snob after culinary school. Today, a house, a husband' (and his stomach),and an up and coming business keeps me busy enough without all my gourmet concoctions! But, no matter how busy I am, I still go to my kitchen and cook to retain my sanity. Prehaps this is a way I connect to my mother...but cooking is the only thing that truely soothes my soul. My recent transformation has led me to belive that sometimes you just have to Keep It Simple Stupid...and Cook!
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