Asian Pork Loin in Chili Sauce
- 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.