Grilled Pork Lettuce Cups with Cola-Pickled OnionsPork
2 pounds boneless country pork ribs
6 tablespoons Gochujang base (Korean fermented red chile paste*)
4 cloves garlic
1 3/4 inches fresh ginger root (piece, peeled and sliced)
3 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine*)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
16 butter lettuce (from about 2 heads)
1 1/2 cups cola (1 12-ounce can or bottle)
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 red onion (halved and sliced lengthwise)
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1For the pork: In a blender, combine red chile paste, garlic, ginger, mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil then proceed to puree. Place pork in a resealable bag, add pureed marinade, and set aside in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
2 Meanwhile, make the pickles: In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine cola, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat to avoid boiling over, until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in vinegar and lime juice. Place onions in a medium bowl and stir in cola mixture. Set aside at room temperature for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally (if pickling longer, set mixture aside in the refrigerator).
3 Prepare a grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grate. Remove pork from marinade (discard marinade) and grill until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F. (medium rare) to 160 degrees F. (medium), 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove pork from the grill and let rest for 3 minutes.
4 To serve, thinly slice pork, arrange on lettuce leaves, and top with loosely drained pickled onions. Alternately, you can serve pork, lettuce, and onions on a platter and let guests create their own lettuce cups.
PER SERVING *
|Calories650Calories from Fat270|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat270|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.