Thai Lettuce Wraps with Satay Pork Strips

PORK
20Ingredients
35Minutes

Description

Not only is this appetizer beautiful as a presentation, but it is a fun appetizer to eat. Guests get to assemble there own, picking and choosing among the condiments and sauces. For the host, everything can be done ahead, even the pork. Marinate and…

grill the pork early in the day, or even the day before and refrigerate the chops. Slice the pork just before serving. The sauces can made and placed in serving bowls several hours ahead; the condiments can be assembled on the platter and then covered and refrigerated ready to serve.

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Ingredients

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  • 4 New York pork chops (top loin, 1 inch thick)
  • nonstick spray
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 heads butter lettuce (leaves separated)
  • 2 medium carrot (peeled and cut into 2-inch matchsticks)
  • 1 English cucumber (cut into 2-inch matchsticks)
  • 2 ounces bean threads (Asian cellophane noodles, soaked for 15 minutes in hot water, and then drained)
  • 16 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (Thai)
  • 1/4 cup peanut sauce (Thai)
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    Directions

    1. Place chops in large self-sealing plastic bag; combine marinade ingredients (1/2 cup hoisin sauce, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs sesame oil, 1 Tbs ginger, 1 Tbs garlic, 1/2 tsp pepper) in small bowl and pour over chops. Seal bag and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to grilling. Prepare medium-hot fire in charcoal grill or preheat gas grill to medium high. Arrange coals or burners so there is medium-low zone for finishing chops.
    2. While pork is marinating, arrange stack of large lettuce leaves attractively on large serving platter. Place carrots, cucumber, bean thread, and 16 cilantro leaves in small dishes and arrange on serving platter.
    3. In small serving bowl or ramekin, mix together sauce ingredients corn syrup, 3 Tbs minced cilantro, 1 Tbs lime juice, and 1/4 tsp salt. Place 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce and 1/4 cup peanut sauce in small serving bowls or ramekins.
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