Create a favorite restaurant treat right at home with these savory and sweet Thai lettuce wraps. Start with lean ground pork, season it to perfection with ginger and Sriracha, and then spoon the mixture into crisp lettuce cups. When paired with a savory Asian sesame dipping sauce, the result is a healthy mélange of tastes and textures that's fun to eat.
My 15 year old daughter and I have totally bonded over preparing these meals. The produce was great, we are trying new foods. We added a quick Asian style rice as a side dish. This was a great meal and we felt great after eating! Good but not heavy!
Fabulous! Would like these each week!!
Delicious and easy. Loved the layers of flavor.
Amazing. As good as any restaurant ever was.
Always a family favorite. We could eat these every day. The portion size is great.
Drain and coarsely chop water chestnuts. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate. Separate leaves of lettuce for cups. Slight browning on the outer leaves is normal and edible, but you may trim outer leaves if desired. Stem cilantro.
Brown the Ground Pork
Place a medium non-stick pan with 2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground pork to hot pan and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no pink remains, 8-10 minutes. Drain meat in wire-mesh strainer, using bowl to collect excess fat. Return cooked meat to pan.
Create the Filling
Return pan with cooked pork to medium-high heat. Combine hoisin sauce, water chestnuts, Sriracha (to taste), white portions of green onions (reserve remaining for sauce), and ginger in hot pan with pork. Stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes.
Build the Wrap
Place a lettuce cup on work surface (or layer two leaves for extra crunch). Fill with a few spoonfuls of pork mixture. Top with slaw mix. Repeat for each lettuce cup.
Make the Dipping Sauce
Combine Asian sesame dressing and green portions of green onions in a mixing bowl.
Finish the Dish
Arrange assembled lettuce wraps on a plate. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve dipping sauce on the side.