Pork and Pepper Lettuce Cups Pork and Pepper Lettuce Cups

Food styling by Ashley Denton | Prop styling by Sasha Seymour Image by: Jeff Coulson

Lettuce cups are a fun (and easy!) way to enjoy this speedy stir-fry, but you can also serve it over steamed rice with a drizzle of the hoisin dressing.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 450 g pork tenderloins trimmed and cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) wide strips
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 sweet red pepper and yellow sweet pepper, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashew toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 12 leaves boston lettuce


In wok or nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp of the vegetable oil over medium-high heat; saut? pork until browned, about 3 minutes. Scrape into bowl; set aside.

Add remaining vegetable oil to wok; saut? garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add red and yellow peppers; saut? until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Return pork and any juices to wok. Stir in 1 tbsp of the hoisin sauce and 2 tbsp water; cook until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 1 minute.

Add green onions, sesame seeds, salt and pepper; saut? for 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in cashews and sesame oil. Scrape into clean bowl.

In small bowl, whisk together remaining hoisin sauce, the vinegar, chili sauce and 4 tsp water. Spoon pork mixture into lettuce leaves; serve with hoisin dressing.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 272 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 287.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g


  • Iron 21.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 197.0
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Pork and Pepper Lettuce Cups