Vietnamese Style Lettuce Cups

So want something delicious and pretty healthy to eat? I know you do! Let’s get a little bit Vietnamese and make some delicious Lettuce Cups. They’re oh so yummy and don’t leave you with that feeling of lead. It’s like a delicious portable style salad.

 

So what do you need?
vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunetteYou will need:

  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 red or green chiles, seeded and finely chopped (i used a can of chopped green chiles)
  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup each fish sauce and fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp superfine sugar or granulated sugar
  • 12 small leaves of Boston lettuce
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro

What do you do?

1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, ginger, and half of the chiles.

2. In a large wok (deep skillet if you don’t have it), heat oil over high heat. Add garlic mixture and stir-fry 30 seconds to 1 minute. Throw in the pork and cook, stirring constantly 3 to 4 minutes until pork begins to brown and is no longer pink. Add lime zest, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and taste the deliciousness you just made. You can adjust the seasoning if necessary (doubt it).

3. Spoon into lettuce cups and sprinkle with radishes, shallots, cilantro or mint and remaining chiles. Serve with a pretty lime wedge.

 

vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Thanks for the help mom! (i gave her the hard job)

vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Grating ginger is a pain but so worth it, yum! (sneak a bite for yourself)vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunettevietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunettevietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Woking it!vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunettevietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Almost there!vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Finished product, yum!vietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunettevietnamese style lettuce cups -a caffeinated brunette

Enjoy!

22 thoughts on “Vietnamese Style Lettuce Cups

  1. you make me hungry!……. and, i love your background! you’ve got a really well developed taste for FILLING food’s! Haha! LoveThat!

  2. Love this! I am also addicted to Vietnamese rolls…the right combination of refreshing herbs like mint, and then a bit of fatty sugary sauce with chicken. Balancing and combining flavors helps fill up the senses – and therefore, less quantity.

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