Vietnamese Pork Rolls

These rolls are special, yet not hard to make. A simply dressed green salad with cucumber or radish would be a perfect accompaniment. Cut them on the diagonal or cut the lettuce leaves into thirds and roll up smaller, hors d'oeuvre-size pieces. Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
Pork:
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound pork cutlets
  • 1 (½-pound) head napa cabbage, shredded (3 cups)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 large Boston lettuce leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing: Whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

For the pork: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and sauté until lightly browned, 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and slice into thin strips. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the dressing.

Combine cabbage, bell pepper, and remaining dressing in a large bowl. Lay lettuce leaves on a clean, dry work surface. Divide pork among leaves. Top with cabbage mixture and roll tightly, tucking edges in as you go. Place rolls, seam side down, on a cutting board, cut in half, and serve.

  • Makes 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes (includes assembling rolls)
Nutrition at a Glance
    Per serving: 220 calories, 10 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 26 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 490 mg sodium
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