Char Siu Pork in Lettuce Wraps

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

Char siu, the hoisin-based sauce, is one of my favorite preparations, and it goes beautifully with slow-roasted pork in lettuce leaves, along with plenty of fresh, crunchy carrot and radish. Serve it with jasmine rice and a stir-fried or pan-steamed green vegetable such as snow or snap peas.


For the sauce

  • ½ cup/120 milliliters soy sauce
  • ½ cup/120


Preheat your oven to 425°F/218°C.

Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Put the pork in a saucepan and reheat it over medium heat if necessary. Add the char siu sauce and mix to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer. The pork and sauce should b