Grilled Pork Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Honey

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Grilled Pork Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Honey



Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons grated carrot

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 (1-pound) pork shoulder (very cold to slice)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 12 leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced radishes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 24 thin slices fresh jalapeño


Prepare the Honey: In a mixing bowl, combine the TABASCO® Original Red Sauce, TABASCO® Green Sauce and honey. Add warm water and stir to combine. Set aside.

Prepare the Dipping Sauce: In a bowl, dissolve sugar in the warm water. Add TABASCO® Original Red Sauce, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and grated carrot. Stir to combine. Set aside.

Prepare the Lettuce Wraps: Slice the pork shoulder into 1/2-inch slices. Place the sliced pork in a resealable bag or container and add 1/2 of the Honey. Marinate in refrigerator for 8-12 hours.

Heat grill to high heat. Remove pork from marinade and season with salt. Brush the pork with a little vegetable oil and grill until fully cooked and moderately charred (about 1 1/2 minutes on each side). Remove from grill and cool slightly. Chop the pork.

To serve, place a large pinch of pork in each bibb lettuce cup. Drizzle with Honey and top with radishes, fresh herbs and jalapeño. Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Makes 6 servings.

Created by Chef Justin Devillier

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  • Name: Sherry
    Date: January 23rd, 2015
    Sorry I didn't give you enough info on pork lettuce wraps. What can I use instead of fish sauce?
  • Name: Sherry
    Date: January 23rd, 2015
    Can I use something else to use instead of fish sauce?