This recipe is truly simple and extraordinary. I think of this dish as an oriental burrito. It is simple to prepare and delicious at the table. I hope you enjoy this one.
2 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. ginger, sliced
4 tsp. lemon grass, chopped
½ lb. pork, sliced thin, marinated
Crushed roasted peanuts
1 head green or red leaf lettuce split into single leaves
Rice noodles, soaked in hot water for about 20 minutes
1 sliced or shredded carrot
1 bunch mint leaves
1 sliced cucumber
1 large white radish, shredded (optional)
Fish sauce for garnish
The garlic, ginger and lemon grass can be put through a blender or food processor with a little water to make the marinade. Marinate the sliced pork in the garlic, ginger and lemon grass for about 1 hour before grilling. Grill the pork to taste and arrange on a platter. Top with crushed peanuts. Arrange lettuce leaves and other vegetables on the serving platter and serve at the table.
Each person then takes a leaf of lettuce and fills it with noodles, vegetables and meat, and then tops it with a little fish sauce. Roll the lettuce leaf like a burrito and dig in! This is definitely finger food, and tasty to boot.