Slow Cooker Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps image

Traditionally called Bo Ssam - these ginger-packed lettuce wraps make a light, satisfying meal. Serve with Korean-style pickled vegetables or kimchi, the intensely flavourful Ginger Green Onions Sauce and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds for an authentic flair.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1.8 kg pork shoulder picnic roast or butt roast
  • 1 cup short-grain white rice
  • 24 boston lettuce (about 3 heads)
Ginger and Green Onion Sauce:
  • 3/4 cups thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili paste or hot pepper sauce

Method

In food processor, pulse together ginger, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture forms smooth paste; rub over pork. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, about 8 hours.

Ginger and Green Onion Sauce
: In bowl, stir together green onions, cilantro, ginger, grapeseed oil, soy sauce and chili paste until well combined. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Cook rice according to package directions; set aside.

Meanwhile, transfer pork to cutting board; let stand for 15 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred into bite-size pieces. Strain liquid from slow cooker through fine-mesh sieve into bowl; skim off fat. Toss pork with 1 cup of the liquid to coat; discard any remaining liquid or reserve for another use. Wrap rice, pork and green onion sauce in lettuce leaves.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 541 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 506.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 120 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 41 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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