You could wrap anything in lettuce and I’m pretty sure I would love it. My Mother makes the best lettuce wraps – it was a favorite meal of mine growing up – so fun to eat and delicious at the same time. (Also a great way to get your kids to eat some veggies!)

This makes for a great week-night dinner as it comes together fast but is so flavorful and fresh-tasting. It would also be a perfect light dinner for post-Holiday food comas. ;)

thai pork lettuce wraps adapted from Food & Wine’s Thai Ground Pork Salad

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 large jalapeño, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp Asian fish sauce
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, chopped
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced

1. Mix the pork, garlic, shallots and jalapeño together. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and sriracha.

2. In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the pork mixture and cook over high heat, stirring to break up the meat, until no pink remains, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in herbs and season with salt and pepper. Serve with lettuce, peppers and cucumber slices for wrapping. (and some sriracha on the side if desired)

 


16 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Chelsea Ward
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    I love the herbs and spices you use. Your recipes always have such kick! Pork tends to intimidate me (I tend to overcook it), but this looks like a really easy-to-do recipe. Lovely presentation, too!

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  2. Chelsea Ward
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    I love the herbs and spices you use. Your recipes always have such kick! Pork tends to intimidate me (I tend to overcook it), but this looks like a really easy-to-do recipe. Lovely presentation, too!

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  3. Molly
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    yum! I love any kind of lettuce wrap. These look SO good!

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  4. Molly
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    yum! I love any kind of lettuce wrap. These look SO good!

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  5. Lynn at The Actors Diet
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    beautiful! have a great holiday!

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  6. Lynn at The Actors Diet
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    beautiful! have a great holiday!

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  7. tut
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    I WILL make these SOON!

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  8. tut
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    I WILL make these SOON!

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  9. MJ
    Dec 26, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    I want the tester’s review of these? Kels and I need something good to make, please give us a quick how to recipe and we will let you know how it goes.

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    • anutritionisteats
      Dec 27, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

      Taster says: Good stuff, good stuff. Let me know if you try it out!

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  10. MJ
    Dec 26, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    I want the tester’s review of these? Kels and I need something good to make, please give us a quick how to recipe and we will let you know how it goes.

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Dec 27, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

      Taster says: Good stuff, good stuff. Let me know if you try it out!

      Reply

  11. Lori
    Dec 27, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

    These sound so great! Good idea to turn the salad into wraps. I’m looking forward to enjoying some lighter food like this in the New Year. The holidays can be so heavy when it comes to food selection. :)

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  12. Lori
    Dec 27, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

    These sound so great! Good idea to turn the salad into wraps. I’m looking forward to enjoying some lighter food like this in the New Year. The holidays can be so heavy when it comes to food selection. :)

    Reply

  13. Thai Online Shop
    Apr 10, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    Solid post full of useful tips! My site is fairly new and I am having a baffling time getting my readers to leave comments. They are coming to the site but I have the impression that “nobody wants to be first”.

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  14. Thai Online Shop
    Apr 10, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    Solid post full of useful tips! My site is fairly new and I am having a baffling time getting my readers to leave comments. They are coming to the site but I have the impression that “nobody wants to be first”.

    Reply

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