Updated: Sep 29, 2021
I love sharing platters of food with family & friends, don't you? I don't know what it is but there's something communal about eating with your hands that seems to bring people together. So, to me, these Miso minced Pork and Lettuce wraps are a kind of finger food heaven.
You might think that the Japanese eat everything with chopsticks but we eat with our hands as well. If you want to, you can always eat sushi with your fingers!
Miso minced pork in Lettuce wraps is a modern dish that encourages the togetherness and communality of finger food. The pork is fried with a combination of miso, garlic, ginger and sesame oil to produce a delicious sweet but savoury flavour. Cut a few fresh lettuce leaves and get yourself a spoon and voila! Finger food heaven.
If you like the idea of this recipe, you can find the written recipe just below and theYoutube tutorial at Miso minced Pork with Lettuce leaf wraps or just scroll to the bottom of the page.
Happy cooking! Kurumi XXXX.
If you want to try another simple recipe infused with japanese flavours, why not try my miso garlic chicken. You can find the recipe for that dish here.
Miso minced pork in Lettuce leaf wraps.
(makes 2 servings)
70g tinned bamboo shoots, rinsed
1 spring onion
2 shiitake mushrooms (dried or fresh)*
1 tbsp sesame oil
250g minced pork
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1.5 tbsps miso
1 tbsp cooking sake
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
8-10 lettuce leaves, rinsed
*if using dried shiitake mushrooms, soak them in warm water for 15-20 mins before mincing
if you cannot find shiitake mushrooms, use button mushrooms as a substitute
cut the bamboo shoots lengthways and chop finely
chop the spring onion finely
remove the stalks of the shiitake mushroom and mince them
heat the sesame oil in a frying pan, add the minced pork, ginger & garlic. fry for 2 mins
add the onion, bamboo shoots & mushrooms to the pan, and stir fry for another 2 mins
add the miso, sake, sugar & soy sauce to the pan and stir fry for 2-3 mins
place 1/2 of the pork mixture into a bowl for one serving, spoon some of the mixture onto a lettuce leaf to eat