Lettuce-Wrapped Vietnemese Pork Burgers

Lettuce-Wrapped Vietnemese Pork Burgers

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Lettuce Wrapped Vietnamese Pork BurgerThe flavors of Viet Nam talk out loud and sturdy in this next burger. They beget been indeed the jumping off point for me in building this Asian influenced burger. You knew I had to terminate one, appropriate?

After my esteem affair with the banh mi blossomed in San Francisco now not too long ago. I straight began planning this burger. If truth be told it is miles the place your whole belief of a week of burgers began. It modified into an excuse to create this burger. Hello! If Spud can terminate it with potatoes, then here’s now not any such far attain for Sup!

I extinct pork, which modified into an effortless chance for me. I esteem pig in all forms. I also added several of the everyday substances you catch in banh mi. Nonetheless that is the place the similarities terminate.

Whereas, I would possibly per chance perhaps well beget positioned this burger onto a crunchy baguette, and called it a banh mi pork burger (and I thought to be that). I decided to dispute but any other Vietnamese food tradition and wrap this burger in a expansive lettuce leaf.

I also tucked in a salad-love mixture of venerable banh mi toppings love: carrots, daikon, and cilantro. These beget been simply dressed with limejuice, fish-sauce, and coriander. I also extinct giant sizzling Thai bird peppers (prik chi fa) in chance to jalapeno on memoir of I had them to hand.

thai bird chiliesLettuce-Wrapped Vietnamese Pork Burger  Makes 6

1 shrimp onion roughly chopped

2 six-plod share (tender bottom allotment most arresting) lemongrass, finely chopped

4 tablespoons new ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1 1/4 lb ground pork

1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1‑teaspoon salt

1‑teaspoon unlit pepper

1‑teaspoon ground coriander

2 or 3 Thai bird chilies, thinly sliced unsightly real looking (now not mandatory)

1 shrimp shallot, minced

Juice of 3 limes

2 heads of Bibb or green leaf lettuce, 6 upright sized, well-fashioned leaves left whole; the leisure roughly shredded- slaw model

asian pork burger preppork burger prep work3/4 cup cilantro, leaves most arresting

1/2‑cup carrots decrease into matchsticks

1/2‑cup daikon radish decrease into matchsticks

Cucumber spears, peeled

Prepare the burgers:

Add the onion, lemongrass, and ginger, to the bowl of a food processor. Direction of until finely chopped and paste love. Transfer pork burger pattyanimated thai salad dressingthe onion mixture to a medium sized bowl; add the pork, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, soy sauce, salt, pepper, coriander and about 1/2 of the chili peppers (now not mandatory). Mix all of them together the dispute of your palms to guarantee that it is evenly combined. Carry out now not over mix.

Form the meat into 6 equal sized patties 3 or 4 inches in diameter. Refrigerate the patties now not now not up to at least one hour and up to 24 hours, so they are well chilled, and the flavors all meld together.

toppings for Vietnamese pork burgers

Pre-warmth a grill or grill pan to medium high warmth. Grill the patties about 5 minutes per aspect for medium-rare (if the dispute of a charcoal grill, you’ll know the coals are ready in the occasion you would abet your hand 5 inches above the coals for appropriate 3 or 4 seconds).

Prepare the toppings:

Gallop the shallot, closing 1/4‑cup fish sauce, lime juice, the closing chilies (now not mandatory) in shrimp bowl and place of living aside.

Toss the shredded lettuce, cilantro, mint, carrot and daikon matchsticks, salad-model, in a medium bowl. Add the dressing and mix well.

To attend, pickle every burger onto a whole lettuce leaf. High with the salad of lettuce, cilantro, carrots and daikon. Wrap the leaf across the burger to abet the toppings in pickle. Aid with the cucumber spears. Now this would perhaps perhaps perhaps be a messy burger, you would possibly per chance bask in it with a fork and knife. Nonetheless that’s no fun.Vietnamese flavored pork burgers

To be ideal, here’s appropriate my interpretation of Vietnamese pork burgers. There would possibly per chance perhaps already be a fabulous “loyal” version (it appears to be like all cultures beget one thing that will very well be called a “burger”).

If of one thing…please pass the facts on to me!


Greg Henry


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