Sweet and Sour Pork in Lettuce Cups
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
Diane Cu and Todd Porter season the pork that goes into lettuce cups with an appealing mix of flavors, including lime juice and zest, fish sauce and honey.
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 head butter lettuce (6 ounces), leaves separated
- Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
- Lime wedges, for serving
- In a skillet, heat the canola oil. Add the onion and stir-fry over moderate heat until softened and golden, 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the pork and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat, until browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the honey, fish sauce and sesame oil and cook, stirring, until no traces of pink remain in the pork, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir the lime zest and lime juice into the pork and season with salt and pepper.
- Arrange the lettuce cups on a serving platter. Fill with the pork and garnish with scallions. Serve with lime wedges.
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