Pork and Peanut Lettuce Wraps

This light and refreshing weeknight meal is table-ready in only 20 minutes. 

pork and peanut lettuce wraps
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Inspired by Southeast Asian lettuce wraps, this flavorful handheld meal is super satisfying. A sweet and savory mixture of soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice dresses stir-fried ground pork to perfection. Finish things off with a handful of roasted peanuts for crunch and a touch of mint for freshness. This simple weeknight recipe has it all. Shopping tip: for the most part Boston, Bibb, and butter lettuce are interchangeable. You can use any for this easy supper.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce or tamari

  • 1 ½ tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime), plus wedges for serving

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 medium (1 oz.) shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)

  • ½ cup salted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided

  • 8 large Bibb lettuce leaves (from 1 head)

Directions

  1. Whisk soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl until sugar dissolves.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high. Add pork and break into large pieces; cook, undisturbed, until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add shallot; cook, stirring to crumble pork, until pork is browned and almost cooked through and shallot is starting to soften, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add soy sauce mixture; cook, stirring, until liquid is absorbed and almost evaporated and pork is cooked through, about 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 cup peanuts and 1 tablespoon mint.

  4. Serve pork in lettuce leaves, topped with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts and 1 tablespoon mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
40g Fat
11g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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