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Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps


Recipe & photo from TexaSweet

A quick meal with lots of flavor: buttery lettuce leaves are topped with gingery ground pork and Asian-spiced grapefruit salad.

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit
  • 3 tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 4 green onions (white & part of green), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut (or vegetable) oil (divided use)
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 ½ teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8-10 large Boston Bibb (Butter) lettuce leaves

Mix fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a bowl; set aside. Lightly toast the coconut in a small skillet over medium heat; cool. With a sharp knife, peel and section grapefruit. Toss sections in a bowl with coconut, peanuts, mint, sriracha and green onions.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and cook without browning, 4-5 minutes. Drain meat, transfer to a bowl and set aside. Pour remaining oil into the skillet and over high heat, cook ginger and red onion until softened, about 1 minute. Transfer cooked onions/ginger to bowl with pork. Add the fish sauce and gently toss. To serve, place a mound of pork mixture on each lettuce leaf. Top with a large spoonful of grapefruit salad.

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