If you gave the barbecued pork burger recipe a shot yesterday, you may have some leftover ground pork on your hands.
Here's a sweet and spicy salad — lettuce wrap style — that utilizes the weekend's meaty leftovers but won't weigh you down after a beer and BBQ-filled Father's Day.
Get the recipe after the jump.
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 small shallots, minced
- 1 large jalapeño, seeded and minced, plus sliced jalapeño for garnish
- Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges, for serving
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha (chile sauce), plus more for serving
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup chopped mint
- 1/2 cup chopped basil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
- 1 large head Boston or other leafy lettuce, separated into leaves
- In a bowl, mix the pork, garlic, shallots and minced jalapeño. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and the 1 teaspoon of Sriracha.
- In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the pork mixture and cook over high heat, stirring to break up the meat, until no pink remains, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer the meat to a bowl; stir in the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the peanuts and sliced jalapeños. Serve with lime wedges, Sriracha and lettuce for wrapping.
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