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Lettuce Wraps

The other day I found ground (minced) pork for $1.32 a pound. That is cheaper than any other meat or fowl, so I bought two packages.

Having cleared out my refrigerator and assessed what I have to work with, I enjoyed my time in the kitchen preparing, cooking, and then eating my concoction.

I do not usually measure, and tonight was no different. So, bear with me as I give you my list; you will have to figure out for yourself what amounts and ingredients will suit your particular taste.

Ingredients:

  • Ground pork
  • Chopped onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped water chestnuts
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped carrot
  • Hot red pepper
  • Rice vinegar
  • Agave syrup
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Fish sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Lettuce leaves for wrapping

Simple, economical, filling, and healthy, this was one of my favorite meals in a very long time.

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I cooked all the ingredients, browning meat first, before adding the vegetables, and then the sauce mix, and cooked until the sauce had thickened through evaporation.

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All wrapped up, it makes a fairly low-calorie, healthy alternative to other wraps and tacos.

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Total Daily coins (Sept. 17): 128


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Comments

lexiconlover wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:48 AM

It looks pretty yummy to me. Also, I'm digging the manicure!

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 4:50 AM

Thanks, Lexi! I'm already due for another. It's been already a month and they too long and get caught in my keyboard. These have been fun.

alexdg1 wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:03 AM

Looks delicious, CoralLevang . I should try out the recipe. Maybe next week, when I expect company from out of town.

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:20 AM

Just remember, alexdg1 , Use your imagination...Any meat, any veggies, sauces of your tasting.....all can be wrapped up in a lettuce leaf or a tortilla!

Paulie wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:20 AM

I love lettuce wraps and always have them with pork when we visit the Vietnamese restaurant. My wife often gives me lettuce wraps with grilled fish which are delicious.

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:21 AM

I have quite a bit of fish in my freezer. Great idea.

Rufuszen wrote on September 18, 2015, 6:45 AM

I don't mix in toomany flavours as I think they compete against each other, maybe

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 7:19 AM

These worked great together for me. Sweet, sour, salty, hot. I do not use a lot of anything, but just enough for the balance of flavors.

MegL wrote on September 18, 2015, 8:22 AM

The only surprising ingredient to me was the fish sauce. Would you normally use that with pork or was it just because you had it available?

CoralLevang wrote on September 18, 2015, 8:37 AM

It is an ingredient often used in Asian cooking, and doesn't require much...just a tad...very salty, I used more vinegar.

In this case, I put the sauce and veggies all together and cooked. If I were to have a raw veggie wrap with some cooked meat, I might make a dipping sauce. I love the Vietnamese sauce for fresh spring rolls....both the peanut sauce, but mostly the Nuoc cham, which is primarily sugar, water, fish sauce, garlic, lemon juice and hot chili peppers. NUMMMIES!

I guess I just cooked something similar with the pork for a different twist.

Last Edited: September 18, 2015, 8:44 AM

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 18, 2015, 9:41 AM

A few things in there I would have to leave out Yuck. But overall sounds good. And that was a great price on any type of meat

markgraham wrote on September 18, 2015, 11:08 AM

This is like a lettuce taco or burrito. This is healthy and looks very good to eat.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 18, 2015, 9:11 PM

I would have to leave out the hot red pepper and the fish sauce. Other than that it sounds delicious.

paigea wrote on September 18, 2015, 9:40 PM

I keep meaning to try making lettuce wraps. I've had them in a restaurant and liked them. Your recipe sounds pretty good.