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Wednesday 3 June 2015

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy pork lettuce wraps

These low-carb, oriental-style spicey pork wraps are good for us low carbers, paleo and gluten-free people. The addictively spicy, crunchy mouthfuls, taste good. You can use other vegetables instead of the red pepper if you prefer, maybe sliced celery, or spiralised courgettes.

If you are 'paleo' I believe fish sauce is allowed - as long as it contains only fish and salt, so check the label – as some brands have other additives.


1tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
a thumb of fresh ginger
4 spring onions, sliced (both green and white parts)

1 red pepper, sliced
250g (free range) pork mince
1tbsp fish sauce
juice of a lime
2 shredded lime leaves or some lime zest
30g mint, half the leaves roughly chopped
30g coriander, half the leaves roughly chopped
2 little gem lettuces, leaves separated

1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and grate in the ginger and garlic. Add the spring onions and red pepper and cook for a couple of minutes.
2. Tip in the mince, fish sauce, lime juice, lime leaves or zest and the chopped mint and coriander.
3. Cook, stirring, until the meat is done.
4. To eat, spoon the spicy mince into lettuce leaves, adding a sprig or two of mint and coriander. Wrap into a bundle and eat straightaway.

Now ... don't you think that makes for a tasty bite!

Original words and recipe idea here

It is interesting to note that more and more people are now using the low carb vegetable alternatives, rather than the higher carb foods, such as pasta and rice. A lower carb alternative does not cause the blood sugar spikes, especially important if you are a diabetic ... but increasingly those who are looking for a healthier lifestyle such as LCHF (low carb high fat) find the swap you make so worthwhile to your general health and well-being. Lettuce leaves can make a great swap from taco's, you can see more here 

Healthy Eating Everyone

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Thank you for another tasty recipe idea. I do like reading your ideas and suggestions.

Jenny S

Z@KickingKilos said...

I dont eat pork, so hopefully can replace it with chicken.
Its nice :)

Gail said...

Your recipes make my mouth water!

Thanks for you happy wishes.

Anonymous said...

This looks very tasty. To your commentor above. I think this would work with chicken or even some turkey mince I think. Try and see.


Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your recipes!!

Jo said...

That looks very tasty. Pork is one meat which we never used to eat, just for the fact that Mick wasn't very keen on it, but we're eating it quite regularly now, his tastes have changed. It's very reasonably priced too.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks to all who have not only read this recipe idea but stopped and left a comment.

Jenny - so good to know you like the recipe ideas, thank you.

Z @ KickingKilo's - I'm sure this recipe idea will work with other meats ... have an experiment and see! That's the joy of cooking, trying out new things, thanks for your comment.

Gail - glad you like the recipe ideas. Food should be enjoyed! Thanks for your comments, they are appreciated.

Nona - many thanks for your comment. I think Turkey Mince would work ... it's so good to experiment with different tastes.

Carla - many thanks for your comment. Good to know you like the different recipe ideas posted here. (Have you tried the scallops one yet?)

Jo - have to agree with you pork is very reasonably priced. It's often on our menu plans. Must help that Mick enjoys it now too. Hope your week is going well.

Thanks again

All the best Jan

PlumPetals said...

Looks great :) So colorful!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi PlumPetals ... many thanks for leaving your comment. This type of food almost invites you to eat it doesn't it!

All the best Jan