Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Cup, a deconstructed version of the Vietnamese Pork and Rice Noodle Salad combined with the Asian Lettuce Wraps.
Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Cup is a deconstructed version of the Vietnamese Pork and Rice Noodle Salad combined with Asian Lettuce Wraps where he features pork patties instead of minced meat. It was extremely easy to make and the kids loved them. I switched a couple of ingredients out with what I had available - namely scallions with cilantro and the vermicelli noodles with Japanese shirataki noodles instead.
With the upcoming Super Bowl that will be held in Houston this year, This quick and easy party bite would be perfect for your Super Bowl party!
Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Cup
by Miss Crumbs A Lot, adapted from ""Simply Ming In Your Kitchen" by Chef Ming Tsai
1 8oz packet Japanese Shirataki Noodles
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp Fish Sauce
Cilantro (roughly chopped) or Scallions / Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp Minced Ginger
2 tbsp Minced Lemongrass (white portion only)
1 Jalapeno Pepper (minced) (may omit for non-spicy version)
Fresh Cracked Pepper
1 lb Ground Pork
1 head Iceberg Lettuce or Butter Lettuce
1. Remove Japanese shirataki noodles from packet, drain and rinse with cool water. Place it in a pot and add water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 to 3 min. Drain and allow to cool. Place noodles in a bowl, add lime juice, fish sauce, some chopped cilantro and toss. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Stir fry ginger, lemongrass, cilantro or scallions and jalapeño for about 2 min until the vegetable are soft. Transfer to a bowl to cool and wipe down the pan or wok.
3. Add minced pork into the bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. With wet hands, divide and form 8 oval patties that is about 1/2 inch thick.
4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the pan or wok and shallow fry patties until browned, about 3 to 4 min on each side.
5. Prepare 8 lettuce cups, top each with noodle salad and patty. Garnish with cilantro or scallions before serving.
Makes 8 servings
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