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.
Slideshow:Quick Pork Recipes
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
Freshly ground pepper
1 head butter lettuce (6 ounces), leaves separated
Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
Lime wedges, for serving
How to Make It
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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