Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork

Lettuce Wraps with Spiced Pork

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine Summer 2004

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 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


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  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.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup filling
  • Per serving: 332 calories; 16 g fat(5 g sat); 4 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 63 mcg folate; 59 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 826 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 61 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 813 mg sodium; 675 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Iron (15% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 vegetable, 3 medium-fat meat

Reviews 2

October 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Not healthy I will not be trying this recipe for my family. I was so disappointed in the amount of sodium per serving. It's not healthy. Pros: Appears to be low carb Cons: Too much sodium
November 28, 2011
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By: biolori78
I served this on top of white rice and I used ground pork because I that was what I had and I loved it!