This is a deliciously spiced pork dish. Tender pork is stir-fried with stem lettuce in a fiery chile sauce. Enjoy with freshly cooked white rice.

Jin
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine stem lettuce and pinch of salt in another bowl.

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  • Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir into a smooth paste.

  • Transfer half of the cornstarch paste into a larger bowl. Add pork, rice wine, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well and let marinate, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk remaining cornstarch paste, chicken stock, soy sauce, black vinegar, and sugar in another bowl to make sauce.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add pork with marinade; cook and stir until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in pickled chile peppers and chili bean sauce; cook until oil turns red, about 1 minute. Add spring onions, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lettuce; saute until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in sauce and toss until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute cucumbers for the stem lettuce (celtuce) if desired.

Substitute water for the chicken stock if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; 26.4 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 1095 mg sodium. 8.3 g carbohydrates; 19.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
This turned out pretty good. The recipe submitter mentioned that cucumbers could be substituted for the lettuce and that is what I did. I'm not sure they really added any flavor but they did add color and texture which is always nice. The one change I recommend is in the sauce. It needs tripled if you want "sauce". I originally made as written and could tell it wasn't going to be enough so I doubled it. I maybe could have stopped there but decided to triple it and I'm glad I did. It was just enough to soak into the rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
This turned out pretty good. The recipe submitter mentioned that cucumbers could be substituted for the lettuce and that is what I did. I'm not sure they really added any flavor but they did add color and texture which is always nice. The one change I recommend is in the sauce. It needs tripled if you want "sauce". I originally made as written and could tell it wasn't going to be enough so I doubled it. I maybe could have stopped there but decided to triple it and I'm glad I did. It was just enough to soak into the rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
This turned out pretty good. The recipe submitter mentioned that cucumbers could be substituted for the lettuce and that is what I did. I'm not sure they really added any flavor but they did add color and texture which is always nice. The one change I recommend is in the sauce. It needs tripled if you want "sauce". I originally made as written and could tell it wasn't going to be enough so I doubled it. I maybe could have stopped there but decided to triple it and I'm glad I did. It was just enough to soak into the rice. Read More
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