Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Countless variations of Asian-themed  lettuce wraps exist. I created this recipe based on ingredients already in my kitchen along with a few others for which I shopped. This dish is light, low-carb, and paleo. If pork is not your thing, try ground chicken or tofu crumbles instead. Other fresh ingredients are possible as additions or substitutions.

This dish can be a satisfying dinner or an appetizer. Leftovers make a delicious salad that you can take to work the next day.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 45mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp peanut or other vegetable oil451cd92e-a0e0-4904-9bf1-26f349e9064e
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger root, minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 2 carrots, shaved into strips
  • 1/2 cup sprigs of cilantro leaves
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 4 tbsp roasted cashews, chopped
  • Srirachi to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare all ingredients before you being cooking. Thoroughly rinse, spin, and drain Bibb lettuce inside a salad spinner and place in refrigerator at least one hour before you plan to serve your wraps to ensure a crispy crunch.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or other deep non-stick skillet. Add garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. Stir for 1-2 minutes until garlic begins to turn golden brown.
  3. Add pork and divide into garlic-ginger-pepper mixture. Continue to stir pork until pink color is cooked out. Add soy sauce and stir until evenly distributed and brown
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in dark sesame oil.
  5. Plate Bibb lettuce leaves. Spoon equal amounts of ground pork onto each leaf. Add shaved carrots, cilantro, scallions and about 1/2 tsp of cashews per wrap. Add Srirachi to taste.
Nutrition Facts (Servings 12) – Calories 297 – Total Fat 12 g 18 % – Saturated Fat 3 g 17 % – Monounsaturated Fat 5 g – Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g – Trans Fat 0 g – Cholesterol 28 mg 9 % – Sodium 170 mg 7 % – Potassium 609 mg 17 % – Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12 % – Dietary Fiber 4 g 15 % – Sugars 3 g – Protein 14 g 27 % – Vitamin A 41 % – Vitamin C 60 % – Calcium 20 % –
Iron 13 %. Calculated from MyFitnessPal.

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