This is a great way to have a fun, hands-on dinner. You can substitute the ground pork with ground turkey or minced shrimp for an even healthier meal.
Baby corn is sold in cans – by itself, the taste is bland, however it adds a great texture to your dish. The corn can be eaten raw (in a salad) or cooked.
Hoisin sauce is the Asian version of BBQ sauce. It is thick, Sweet and made of lots of different spices and ground soybeans.
Lettuce Wraps with Minced Pork, Mushrooms & Baby Corn
1 head Iceberg lettuce, whole leaves separated
3/4 lb Ground pork
1 cup Baby corn, cut into ½” pieces
½ cup Water chestnut, drained and minced
½ cup Frozen carrot dice
3 stalks Green onions, minced
1 t Ginger, grated
1 t Garlic, minced
½ cup Canned straw mushrooms, split in half lengthwise
Cooking Sauce – combine ingredients below and set aside
3 T Hoisin sauce
2T Soy sauce
1 T Dry sherry (or other cooking wine)
¼ t Hot Chili Paste (optional)
1 t Sesame oil
1 t Sugar
1T Cornstarch dissolved in 1T water in separate bowl
¼ c Hoisin sauce for the table
1. Heat wok or sauté pan over medium-high. Cook the pork, ginger, garlic and green onions until pork cooked through. Add the baby corn, water chestnut and frozen carrots. Stir until heated through.
2. Add the cooking sauce. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
3. Add the cornstarch mixture. Stir fry until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds.
To serve, take a lettuce leaf, spread about ¼ tsp of hoisin sauce in the center of each leaf. Add about 3T of the minced pork mixture. Eat!