Asian Pork Loin in Chili Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 lbs pork loin, trimmed of any cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 4 tbs of Asian chili sauce
  • 3 tbs Asian chili powder
  • 2 tbs sake or Mirin
  • 4 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • sesame seeds for garnish

This is a spicy Asian dish the can be served inside of lettuce and eaten like a taco.

  • Remove any fat from the loin and cut them into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • To make the marinade, mix the chili paste and chili powder, sake or Mirin, sugar, soy sauce, onion, garlic, ginger, maple syrup, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the pork, cover and let marinade in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  • Heat a large saute pan using medium heat and add the pork along with the marinade.
  • Cook, turning the pieces once or twice for about 25-30 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has formed a glaze.
  • Allow the pork to cook slightly, then evenly distribute the pork pieces among 6-10 butter lettuce leaf cups.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

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