Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stir Fried Pork in Lettuce Cups

I like to think that I eat a large variety of foods, but that's not totally true. 

 There is a lot of seafood that I don't like. Salmon, oysters, mussels, clams.  Tuna, unless it's mixed with mayo.

 I don't eat lamb, or goose or veal, or duck. 

 So when I found a Gordon Ramsay recipe for duck wraps, I thought it sounded great, as long as it wasn't made with duck.

Stir Fried Pork in Lettuce Cups
 altered from a Gordon Ramsay recipe

 1 head iceberg lettuce

 1 large pork tenderloin
 1/4 - 1/2 tsp roasted Szechuan pepper and salt, or salt and pepper mixed together
 1/2—1 tsp five-spice powder
 1 Tb oil

 1 cucumber
 2 green onions

 5—6 tbsp hoisin sauce

 For the lettuce cups, remove the outer layers from the lettuce until you get 6-8 nice lettuce "cups". 

Trim the pork and slice into thin strips. Toss the pork with the salt, pepper, 5 spice, and oil. 

Slice the onions thinly, and cut the cucumber into thin half moons, or small strips.

Heat at pan over medium high heat.  When hot, add the pork, and cook, stirring, until the pork is cooked through.  Stir in the green onions and hoisin sauce, and cook until  heated through.  

Spoon the pork mixture into the lettuce cups.  Top with the cucumber and serve.