Summerlicious Lettuce Wrap

A couple weeks ago, I went to this restaurant in my neighbourhood, called ‘Lee Chen Asian Bistro’, and ordered a serving of shrimp lettuce wrap. I really enjoyed the dish and decided to create my own lettuce wrap. Instead of using shrimp, I am using minced lean pork meat. Lettuce wrap dishes are really good for the summer as the crunchiness from the lettuce adds a sense of freshness to the dish. I hope you will enjoy this dish too.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 head of butter lettuce
  2. minced lean pork meat (one fist size)
  3. 1 medium onion (diced)
  4. 1 stalk of medium carrot (diced)
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce
  7. 1 cup chicken stock
  8. 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
  9. 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  10. cooking oil
  11. salt
  12. Sriracha for sauce (optional)

Combining ingredients:

  1. Marinate the minced meat overnight in wine, soy sauce and salt.
  2. Heat up the wok with cooking oil, and then add in the garlic and onions. Before adding the carrots, cook the onion until it turns lightly brown.
  3. Add the chicken stock in portions to soften the carrots. Season the ingredients with salt.
  4. When the carrots have turned to a more darkened orange, take the ingredients out of the wok.
  5. Add oil to the wok and start cooking the meat. Stir in the teriyaki sauce while making sure to separate the meat into individual chunks.
  6. When the pork has turned to a brown color, add back the carrots and onions, and simmer on medium heat in some chicken stock until the meat is tender and the carrots have softened.
  7. Now you are ready to serve the dish with lettuce. Sriracha can be used for dipping sauce.

 

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