Asian Lettuce Cups

This is one of those dinners that I don’t make often. And then I wonder why.

A ground pork mixture seasoned Asian style.
Spooned into lettuce leaves and
topped with cilantro and bean sprouts

and served with a spicy sauce.

I’m definitely going to make this more often.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Asian chicken lettuce cups
Use this as an outline.
Measurements are just approximate. I don’t measure anything.

1 or 2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 pound of chicken breasts ground, or
lean ground pork
1 minced garlic clove
1 or 2 teaspoons minced ginger
1/2 cup chopped onion
chicken broth
3 green onions chopped
Bean sprouts
fresh chopped cilantro

Heat oil and saute the onions, when soft add the ground chicken or pork. Do not brown. Add the garlic and the ginger. Add a little chicken broth to stop the meat from sticking. Simmer until meat is cooked. Season with salt. Remove from the heat and add the green onion.


(season to suit own taste)

1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 or 2 tablespoons of garlic chili sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce.
minced ginger
minced garlic
sesame oil to taste

Additional ingredients.
Peanuts (Optional)
toasted sesame seeds
Chopped water chestnuts

To serve, spoon on to lettuce leaves and drizzle on a little of the sauce. Top with bean sprouts and cilantro.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Katy ~ says:

    I've meant to try lettuce cups/rolls for a long time and have never seen to gotten around to it. We eat so much starch here that this would certainly be a welcomed and healthy break. I MUST do this.

  2. Your dish looks so yummy, no carbs. -Tien

  3. 2 Stews says:

    What a wonderful light lunch or dinner, and of course, no carb option.Thanks!

  4. Cathy says:

    Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite meals. And you sauce recipe looks delicious. I always add peanuts for flavor and crunch factor.

  5. Linda says:

    These look wonderful Ann…delicious for a warm summer eve….

  6. jilly says:

    your photos are always so gorgeous. i want this for dinner right now.

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