When the kids are away the parents will play. While the kids were off having the time of their life at camp we thought it would be fun to have friends over for dinner. I was still going through the withdrawal from the fibro meds so food had to be simple. I was a hot mess and a few days before I couldn’t really get out of bed so my husband was questioning my sanity. I won’t go into detail on how often he does that. 😉
I was in the mood to do Asian tapas. I did up chicken satay, Korean BBQ steak, some spring rolls and spicy pork in lettuce. If you can find the type of lettuce that gives you small cups go for that. I couldn’t so had to use Romaine lettuce.
I chopped up a healthy handful of scallions and 2 garlic cloves. Peel an inch/2.5cm cube of ginger and set aside. In a skillet add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil and heat up. Once the oil is hot add a pound of ground pork. As it starts browning add the scallion, garlic and grate the ginger into the skillet
Add a few tablespoons of Gochujang, which is a fermented hot chili paste, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and a few splashes of lime juice. Simmer to allow the flavours to develop.
Adjust the spicy heat as needed. If you want more, add more Gochujang or red pepper flakes. Season with fresh ground black pepper. You shouldn’t need salt given the other ingredients.
As I was finishing this dish our friends showed up so it was a quick photo so not to be rude. Plus I had to make the Mai Tais. First time making them and we’re totally hooked. Such a good drink to go with Asian tapas. 🙂
Love Asian lettuce wraps. Your recipe is definitely one I would like.
And it’s so easy to make! Only takes a few minutes. 😊
Thank you. 😊
Very nice Virginia. That is a lovely looking dish. It brings me back to early experiences of Chinese cooking. Must do some soon.
Thank you! I just love the flavours and the fact it’s easy to put together.
Oh, what we do to ourselves! But entertaining, while work, is also so fun!
It is! I’m always done in but I love cooking for people.
I know I’d love this! So funny because I am going to post a Mai Tai recipe – my first time making them, too. But I bought this GIANT jug of rum for my rumtopf – I was near the liquor store and ran in and didn’t know how much to get, lol! So now…mai tai’s. It’s funny, too, because when I was at the store today I saw paper umbrellas, just by chance! Sounds like you pulled off quite a menu, especially if you weren’t feeling well. Sometimes the thought of a party gets me going!!
Ooh, did you get the orgeat for it? It’s so good.
I found a couple recipes for it! Maybe I’ll blog that! 🙂