Leftover spicy pork and lettuce cups recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 10mins to prepare and 15min to cook
  • 380 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Finger food at its best – lettuce leaves filled with a Chinese-style pork and mushroom mixture the whole family will love. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our harissa-glazed pork with jeweled bulgur wheat and quinoa dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be reheated more than once.

  1. Toast the cashew nuts in a small, heavy-based pan, over a medium heat, until golden, moving them around in the pan often so they brown evenly. Set aside. 
  2. Heat the groundnut oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the pepper, mushrooms and onions slowly until they turn soft.
  3. Add the finely minced pork and crushed chillies to the vegetables and mix well. Add the soy sauce and vinegar and mix together.
  4. Cook for a few more minutes, until the pork is heated right through. Spoon the mixture into the lettuce leaves and top with the cashew nuts to serve.

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Please note that 150g (5oz) pork is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 40g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 15ml (1tbsp) groundnut oil
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) mushroom, finely diced
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 150g (5oz) minced leftover pork
  • 1tsp crushed dried chillies
  • 15ml (1tbsp) dark soy sauce
  • 5ml (1tsp) rice wine vinegar
  • 2 gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • Energy 1580kj 380kcal 19%
  • Fat 23g 33%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 10g 11%
  • Salt 1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.3g Protein 31.4g Fibre 5.1g


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