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Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps


Overview:

Recipe Name:  Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe with Instructions for Aga Range Cookers

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Meal Type: Accompaniment
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

Servings: Makes approximately 20

Description:

These tasty lettuce wraps are ideal when you want to offer a slightly more substantial ‘nibble’ with drinks. The lively, oriental flavours pack quite a punch and make a welcome change from traditional festive food.

You'll need...

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 500g pork mince 
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or crushed 
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer leaved removed and the remainder finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • Small handful of coriander, leaved picked and stalked finely chopped. 
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 little gem lettuces - leaves removed
  • 4 spring onions
  • Finely sliced red chilli to garnish 
  • Method:

    1. Prepare all the ingredients first so that you have everything to hand.

    2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan on the simmering plate. Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chilli and fry gently for a couple of minutes. Move the pan to the boiling plate and add the pork. Fry briskly, stirring all the time until cooked through. This can be done on the floor of the roasting oven, if preferred. 

    3. Pour over the fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice and cook for a minute. Sprinkle over the sugar and cook for a further couple of minutes, allowing the pork to caramelise on the edges.

    4. Spoon the pork mixture into the lettuce leaves and garnish with thinly sliced spring onions, red chilli and the coriander leaves.

    Aga Range Cooker Tips:

    • The floor of the roasting oven can be used as a third hotplate and is ideal for browning meat, enabling you to keep lids down and preserve the temperature in the ovens if you have a traditional model of Aga range cooker. 

     

     

    "I am Antonia Walls, a keen family cook who is passionate about the Aga way of life. I live in the beautiful Cotswolds with my husband, two energetic and endlessly hungry young boys and two greedy labradors. Our cooker is the heart of our home and I’m never happier than when leaning against it’s comforting warmth! I love developing flavour-packed recipes from around the globe and am a huge fan of ‘hands-off’ one pot dishes."

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