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Piquant Pork Pockets

Chili-spiced pork is tossed with a fresh sweet and savory brown-sugar marinated onion and cucumber slaw.




  1. Wash lettuce leaves and blot dry. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and 2 teaspoons of the chili paste. Cook for about a minute, until the garlic has softened.
  4. Add the ground pork and cook, stirring, until the pork is cooked through, no more than 10 minutes.
  5. Set pork mixture aside on a plate to cool.
  6. Whisk together in a bowl the lime zest and juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and the remaining oil and chili paste.
  7. Combine the onion, mint, cucumber, and dressing in a medium-sized bowl.
  8. Add pork mixture and toss to combine.
  9. Scoop portions of the mixture onto lettuce leaves and serve.