Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps! Fresh, flavorful and so delicious! See how to make these wraps, a Korean favorite!
Well, today is a great day friends! For starters, I have these fabulous Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps to share with you!! And secondly, my first official post for The Kitchn is live!!
I am now officially a contributor to The Kitchn! Insert happy dance.
I’ve been reading The Kitchn for a few years now so actually being a contributor is like a dream come true. And I am over the moon that my first recipe is a Korean food recipe. I’m a big fan of pork belly because it’s so flavorful and if you’ve never tried it, you need to!
A trip to the Korean market is always fun when I’m getting ready to entertain or simply preparing a weeknight meal. We love Korean food at our house, and pork belly lettuce wraps are always a fun and active way to serve delicious, flavorful food, no matter the occasion.
You can head over to The Kitchn to read my post and see the recipe there, as well.
And if you like it or have questions, please let me know! I’ll be answering comments over there as well.
Until next time. . and I hope you enjoy!
- ¾ cup gochujang
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Roasted sesame seeds
- 10 to 12 green onions, finely shredded or sliced lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons gochugaru (start with one teaspoon)
- Kosher salt
- Roasted sesame seeds
- 3 pounds pork belly, thinly sliced and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
- 2 heads green leaf or Boston Bibb lettuce, washed and separated
- Korean perilla leaves
- Pickled carrots (store-bought or homemade)
- Pickled radishes (store-bought or homemade)
- Kimchi (store-bought or homemade)
- In a small bowl, mix together the gochujang, honey and sesame oil. Taste and adjust any ingredients as necessary. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, mix again slightly and set aside.
- Combine the shredded green onions, sesame oil, and gochugaru in a medium-sized bowl. Toss together and season with salt. Taste and adjust any ingredients as necessary. Lightly sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds over the top, mix together one last time and set aside.
- Using a heated tabletop grill (or in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop), cook the pork belly for a few minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. As the pork belly pieces are cooked and finished, start assembling your lettuce wraps.
- Place a Korean perilla leaf into a piece of lettuce and top with 2 to 3 pieces of pork belly. Top with a little of the green onion salad and a bit of the gochujang mixture. Finish with any other toppings, as desired.
More Korean recipes!
- Spicy Korean Grilled Chicken
- Korean Kimchi Scallion Pancakes
- Korean Style Cauliflower Rice
- Spicy Korean Chicken Stew