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Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork

Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Serve this quick stir-fry family-style: set out a bowl of stir-fried pork and the lettuce leaves and let people make their own wraps.


Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 1 cup filling each

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Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry, or rice wine
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Stir-fry

  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound thin center-cut boneless pork chops, trimmed of fat and cut into thin julienne strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, cut into julienne strips
  • 4 scallions, greens only, sliced
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated

Preparation

  1. To prepare sauce: Combine oyster sauce, water, hoisin sauce, vinegar, sherry (or rice wine), cornstarch, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  2. To prepare stir-fry: Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet or wok. Add pork; cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.
  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have softened, about 4 minutes. Return the pork to the pan and add the sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until a thick glossy sauce has formed, about 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with scallions and wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 350 calories; 16 g fat (5 g sat, 8 g mono); 59 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 7 g fiber; 810 mg sodium; 675 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 vegetable, 3 medium-fat meat



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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
High potassium
Gluten free
Low cholesterol
High fiber
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Pork
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Ease of Preparation
Easy

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