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Spicy Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps

These Spicy Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps are super quick to cook and a real crowd pleaser, 20 minutes prep which you can do the day before and then just 10 minutes to cook!

Tall overhead image of pineapple and pork lettuce wraps on a chopping board against a dark backdrop

Spicy Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps.

Pork and pineapple is a match made in heaven. Particularly when it comes bundled with a sweet and sour sauce.

The filling for these lettuce cups is just that.

A stick sweet and sour sauce that we use to marinade the pork for a couple of hours. Even better if you can leave it overnight.

Then we simply stir fry in a hot wok before piling into baby gem lettuce and munching away.

It makes for a perfect light summer munch if you do not fancy something as heavy as my sweet and sour pork chops.

I seem to have a thing for wrapping stuff in lettuce at the moment.

No, I am not a closet gluten-free blogger!

I just find wrapping goodies like these in lettuce rather than a flatbread means that I can eat more of the stuff that is really tasty.

By that I mean the filling!

Tall image of pineapple and pork lettuce wraps on a chopping board against a dark backdrop

Do I Have To Marinade the Pork?

No of course not, although I would highly advise that you do.

Marinating the meat allows the flavours to develop.

But most importantly the vinegars and salts in this marinade begin to break down the proteins in the meat.

This leads to meat that is insanely tender.

If you do not intend to marinade the meat for these pork lettuce wraps then you should make the marinade first.

Then you can at least get a good 10 minute marinade in whilst you prepare the remaining ingredients.

If you like pineapple in your savour dishes you really must check out this simple pineapple chicken curry. Yes, it sounds unusual, but it is delicious!

Square overhead image of pineapple and pork lettuce wraps on a chopping board against a dark backdrop
Spicy Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 2 Servings

Spicy Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Pineapple and pork is a classic combination and these spicy pineapple pork lettuce wraps do something a little light and fun with that combination. Marinade time aside these take little more than 25 minutes to come together and are a real crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 350 g Pork Loin, Finely sliced into strips
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Sliced
  • 100 g Red Pepper
  • 150 g Tomato
  • 125 g Pineapple
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Green Chili Pepper
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 2 Baby Gem Lettuce

For the Marinade.

  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Cornflour

Instructions

  1. Add to the pork and cover leaving to marinade for at least couple of hours.
  2. Finely slice the pork into strips.
  3. Remove the seeds from the tomato and pepper and slice into thin strips, then slice the spring onion in to similarly sized strips.
  4. Cut the pineapple into bite sized wedges and cut the red onion into 8 wedges.
  5. Mix together the black pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Finely slice the chili
  7. Add to the pork and cover leaving to marinade for at least couple of hours.
  8. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
  9. Heat your wok over a high heat and when smoking hot add half of the cooking oil and then stir fry the pork and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Remove from the pan and add the remaining oil.
  11. When hot throw in the red onion, red pepper, tomato and pineapple and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  12. Now return the pork to the pan, fry for 60 seconds before adding in the sauce and cooking for a further 60 seconds.
  13. Finally add in the chili and most of the spring onion (reserving a little to sprinkle over at the end) and cook for 30 seconds before loading into the lettuce cups and serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 654Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 2137mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 33gProtein: 52g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

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Sarah

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I love any and every recipe with pineapple in it this time of the year...and these lettuce wraps are no exception! Can't wait to try them!!

Brian Jones

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Thanks Sarah, it would seem I like them too :)

Michelle | The Last Food Blog

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Yum! I love pineapple in savoury dishes, and these look so fresh and light. Perfect for Summer.

Brian Jones

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Me too, I seem to be using it a lot at the moment :)

Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I like your style Brian - lettuce shells are the perfect substitute for bread when summer hits. Loving your flavours in this recipe and the lettuce is also a great way to add that extra dose of crunch

Brian Jones

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Thanks Lucy :)

Natalia

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I love pineapples and I'm sure any recipe with this ingredient tastes amazing! Love your pictures!

Brian Jones

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Thanks Natalia.

Dannii

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I love serving stuff in lettuce wraps for a low carb option. They always go down well at parties too!

Brian Jones

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Cheers Danni, I'm all about the filling so lettuce does it for me :)