I am thankful that my husband is allowed to work at home a few times a week. With today’s gas prices, and cost of living, every way you could pinch a penny, is worth it. However, that also means that I can’t do my work because I have to take care of feeding him…hahaha.
Well, today was one of those days when he worked from home, so I had to whip something more interesting than just a sandwich. Luckily, I just did my grocery shopping yesterday and the freezer is fully stocked. Hmmm…what should I make? What about some ground pork lettuce wrap and vegetable gyoza? Yeah, that sounds delicious and fairly easy. I already have a previous recipe here for lettuce wrap, but that was made out of leftover chicken. So, I decided to make something that requires a bit more effort. Don’t worry, for those of you who have little time to cook, this is quick and easy. The gyoza, or potstickers as they call it here in the U.S., is store-bought so not much work involved there. You can enjoy this as an appetizer or as a light lunch. -GG-
½ lb. ground pork
1 clove garlic, minced
1 stalk green onion, cut in small rounds
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of ginger powder
1 head of iceberg lettuce
1. Heat up the oil on medium heat and sauté the garlic until about to turn golden.
2. Add the pork and stir constantly until brown. Add salt, pepper and ginger powder.
3. Spoon over cut up lettuce leaves. Garnish with green onion. Drizzle hoisin sauce on top.
Procedure for gyoza:
1. Heat up about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Brown the gyozas on all sides.
2. Add about 1/8 cup of water to the pan and cover the pan. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Serve with spicy dipping sauce or soy sauce and lemon.