Paleo Chinese Spicy Pepper Pork Lettuce Wraps. Thin sliced pepper pork wrapped in iced crunchy lettuce wraps in Chinese spicy chili sauce. Paleo Chinese food. Paleo Asian food. IHeartUmami.com
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Paleo Chinese Spicy Pepper Pork Lettuce Wraps

Thin sliced pepper pork wrapped in crunchy lettuce wraps in Chinese spicy chili sauce. Use green bell peppers for a non-spicy version. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Asian American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 adults
Calories 180kcal
Author ChihYu

Ingredients

  • 1 lb . Pork tenderloin (alt. boneless pork loin roast)
  • Iceberg lettuce , butter lettuce, savoy cabbage, or Romaine lettuce

Pork seasonings:

Aromatics:

  • 2 large garlic cloves , minced
  • 3-4 thin slices ginger , cut into thin strips
  • Chili peppers or Green bell pepper* , remove seeds & slice to matchstick thin

Stir-fry sauce:

Instructions

  • Slice pork to very thin strips* and marinate the pork with ingredients listed under “pork seasoning”.
  • Finely chop garlic cloves, thin slice ginger and chili peppers to matchstick thin. Prepare stir-fry sauce and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp cooking fat of your choice over medium-high heat, when hot, lower the heat to medium, stir-fry until the pork is no longer pink and in golden brown color. Set aside.
  • Use the same skillet/wok, add a bit more cooking oil, saute garlic and ginger, season with a little bit coarse sea salt. You should smell a nice aroma within 10 seconds. Add chili peppers, season with a little bit more coarse sea salt. Keep stir-frying for another 5-10 seconds. Add stir-fry sauce and pork back to the skillet. Toss everything to combine.
  • Serve immediately with lettuce wraps.

Notes

*If you like spicy food, use more chili peppers. If you prefer milder spicy food, use less chili pepper. In general, use 2 large size Anaheim peppers, 4-5 Jalapeno, OR 3-4 Serrano chili peppers for 1 lb. pork. For none-spicy version, use 1 large green bell pepper instead.
 
* If the weather’s hot, chill the pork in the freezer for 10 mins before thin slice.
 
Link: Entube's harissa chili paste 

Nutrition

Serving: 220g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18% | Vitamin C: 26% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 11%