These wraps are AMAZING! Thanks to Jaden Hair for the inspirational recipe. If you have the resources, I highly suggest the Craftsy Wrap and Roll course from her. These are like tacos, except: you don’t have 100 calorie tortillas with each serving; you can’t fit that much onto a lettuce leaf; almost everything involved is a vegetable. The end result being that you and a partner can eat this entire recipe without feeling guilty in the least. Seriously. You will try to eat two or three wraps and then be confused about why you are still hungry. Stop being confused and eat it until it’s gone. Yum!
1 lb ground pork
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ onion, diced
1 apple, diced – reserve into halves (one to be cooked, one raw)
1 T fish sauce
1 T soy sauce
1 T lime juice (or juice of half a lime if you’re fresh)
1 bell pepper, diced
3 green onions, sliced
Fried onions, like French’s
1 head butter or Boston lettuce
Banana peppers, mild, sliced
1. Put some oil into a pan and cook the ground pork (or chicken, beef, whatever). Push it to the side.
2. Add a bit more oil and fry the onions and garlic for a minute or two. Push to the side.
3. Fry up the half apple and bell pepper. Doesn't take long--about two minutes. You just want them to soften.
4. Mix all together and stir in the fish sauce, soy, and lime juice. Turn off the heat.
5. Prepare Pow Pow sauce. (Be aware it will sizzle when you pour the oil into the ingredients.)
6. Prepare lettuce by cutting out the root (use a sharp knife and cut around the root in a cone shape--the leaves just fall off) and washing the leaves.
7. Assemble each lettuce wrap by placing the following on a leaf of lettuce: pork mixture, raw apple, green onion, fried onion, banana pepper, and a spoonful of Pow Pow sauce. Enjoy your face off!!!!
Pow Pow sauce
1 green onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch salt
2 tsp ginger, minced
1 T soy sauce
1 T rice vinegar
½ T sesame oil
1. Put the onion, garlic, ginger, and salt into a heat-proof bowl. I used my Pyrex liquid measuring cup.
2. Heat the ¼c oil until it is shimmering. Sometimes it is hard to tell--a good way is to add a few more drops of oil into the pot. You should see the new oil's texture looks a bit different because it is cooler than the oil in the pot. Usually takes me 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
3. Pour the oil into the bowl. (This will definitely make a sizzling sound!)
4. Add the soy, vinegar, and sesame.(Do not do this before adding the oil, or the water will create more of a popping reaction with the hot oil.)