Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps are the perfect combination of crunchy and soft, fresh and spicy. These wraps were inspired by this great recipe.

The flavour of the meat is a little sweet, spicy and tangy all in one. Paired with a bit of rice to cool things down and some mung bean sprouts to keep things fresh.

These are great for a quick light dinner and hit the spot when you’re craving something spicy!

Spicy Pork

  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1.5 lbs minced pork
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • Small handful of basil/ Thai basil

In a saucepan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for a couple minutes till translucent. Add in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds more.

Turn up the heat a touch and add in the minced pork. Brown the meat and be sure to break up big chunks.

Add in the fish sauce, tomato paste, sugar, sriracha, and water. Stir till combined and then take off the heat.

Pull apart the head of lettuce so you have large cups. Fill each with a bit of rice, top with the meat and add some sprouts and basil.

Enjoy!

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