Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hoisin Pork and Boston Lettuce Wraps

I have been on the search for new and easy dinner recipes and came across this gem. I served it last night with a side of rice to satisfy my hungry husband and kids, but otherwise as is, it was a huge hit!  I will be making this again.  Try it out and let me know what you think.

Hoisin Pork and Boston Lettuce Wraps



Tender strips of pork, coated with a lime-infused hoisin sauce, are nestled in the delicate folds of soft, buttery Boston lettuce leaves and topped with a crunchy coleslaw. Three wraps are perfect for a light summer meal; individual wraps make excellent appetizers.
Prep: 11 minutes; Cook: 4 minutes
Prep Time: 11 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce leaves, 6 slices pork, about 2 tablespoons hoisin-lime sauce, and about 3/4 cup coleslaw)

Ingredients

  • 1/3  cup  hoisin sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  plus 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 3  cups  packaged cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw
  • 1/2  cup  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3  cup  unsalted peanuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 3  (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, cut into 24 thin strips
  • 12  Boston lettuce leaves

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
2. Combine coleslaw, cilantro, and peanuts; set aside.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.
4. Arrange 3 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates. Top each lettuce leaf with 2 slices pork, hoisin-lime sauce, and coleslaw.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
252
Fat:
12g
Protein:
22.2g
Carbohydrate:
14.9g
Fiber:
2.6g