If you are looking for a colorful and nutrient-rich holiday appetizer or to just get something different on the table, try this Asian Pork Lettuce Wrap with a Green Goddess Dipping Sauce.
Asian cooking can be challenging for people who need to live gluten-free since Asian sauces often have gluten added to them.
• Soy sauce, oyster, hoisin, teriyaki sauces usually have gluten in them. Gluten-free alternatives exist.
• Imitation Crab meat – wheat is used as a binder and so is not gluten-free.
• Miso – is often barley or wheat based and so it not gluten-free. You can use rice-based miso paste if required in your recipe.
It is important to read the label of any sauce or packaged item to confirm it is gluten-free.
This recipe uses 5 Spice powder which is a blend of Szechuan peppercorns or black pepper corns, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds. This spice will give you familiar flavour notes found in Asian cooking.
In a season where there is lots of food around, this recipe uses lettuce leaves for serving, which is a nice light (and gluten-free) alternative. You can also enjoy this recipe with a wrap of your choice. Just make sure to heat your wrap slightly to help with the wrap’s pliability.
You can add in a variety of fillers into your lettuce cups and wraps. Stir fried vegetables, cooked legumes, roasted veggies with raisins and vinaigrette.