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Easy Lettuce Cups

Leo Gong
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Make an easy Asian-style appetizer by filling lettuce leaves with a spicy mixture of ground pork and topping with plum sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground or minced pork
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 16 butter lettuce leaves
  • 8 teaspoons plum sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 142
  • caloriesfromfat 59 %
  • protein 11 g
  • fat 9.3 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.3 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • sodium 308 mg
  • cholesterol 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over high heat and add pork. Cook pork, stirring, until starting to brown. Drain excess fat.

  2. Stir in green onions, allspice, ginger, garlic, and tamari. Cook until green onions are tender, about 2 minutes.

  3. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate. Spoon pork mixture into leaves. Top each with 1/2 tsp. plum sauce and cilantro.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.