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Stir-fried Ground Pork Wrapped in Lettuce

Stir-fried Ground Pork Wrapped in Lettuce

You will be able to eat plenty of crispy lettuce. It might be possible for a person to eat a whole one.
Serve with crispy deep-fried harusame bean noodles.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Lettuce
1
Ground pork
300 g
Cellophane noodles
10 to 20 g
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
[A] *Combine beforehand
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Shaoxing wine or sake
1 tablespoon
Ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon
Mirin
1 teaspoon
Pepper
To taste
[B] *Combine beforehand
Chinese soup stock
3 tablespoons
Oyster sauce
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons

Steps

1. Remove the core of lettuce, unwrap the leaves and place on a serving plate. Deep-fry the harusame bean noodles in medium to high-temperature oil until crispy.
2. Mix the ground pork and [A] gently. Add the katakuriko and stir gently.
3. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan and add the pork from Step 2. Break up big lumps with a wooden spatula and fry.
4. After frying for about 2 to 3 minutes, add the [B] ingredients and fry until the cooking liquid has evaporated. Turn off the heat.
5. Transfer the harusame bean noodles from Step 1 on to another serving plate and the fried pork mince on top. Wrap the pork and bean noodles in lettuce leaves individually and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a similar lettuce dish in a Chinese restaurant and recreated at home.