Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork

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Serve this quick stir-fry family-style: set out a bowl of stir-fried pork and the lettuce leaves and let people make their own wraps.

Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 45 minutes

  • Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry, or rice wine

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • Stir-fry

  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 pound thin center-cut boneless pork chops, trimmed of fat and cut into thin julienne strips

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and coarsely chopped

  • 1 8-ounce can sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed and coarsely chopped

  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, cut into julienne strips

  • 4 scallions, greens only, sliced

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated

  1. To prepare sauce: Combine oyster sauce, water, hoisin sauce, vinegar, sherry (or rice wine), cornstarch, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl.

  2. To prepare stir-fry: Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet or wok. Add pork; cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have softened, about 4 minutes. Return the pork to the pan and add the sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until a thick glossy sauce has formed, about 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with scallions and wrapped in lettuce leaves.

If preparing ahead of time: The sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Facts

Dietary Fiber
Monounsaturated Fat
Saturated Fat
Vitamin C (20% daily value)
Iron (15% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2 other carbohydrate
2 vegetable
3 medium-fat meat

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9 replies

Jeanae 2012-01-19 21:59:05 -0400 Report

sounds yummy but I will have to substitute chicken. I can eat red meats. But this sounds like my next dinner!

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