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Outstanding well written recipe. Hits all the right notes. The contrasting variety of textures alone is worth the admission!
13

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 head lettuce
*
4 cups corn oil
cup walnuts
1 ounce bean thread noodles
*
1 tablespoon garlic
minced
12 ounces pork
ground
2 each onions
1 can clams
smoked
*
1 cup lettuce
chopped
*
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
*
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sherry
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

Cut green onions into pea-sized pieces.

Drain and chop coarsely the smoked clams and water chestnuts.

Detach lettuce leaves from core, wash and dry them gently.

Arrange lettuce leaves around the edge of a large platter.

Heat oil in wok until it is about to smoke.

Tear bean thread noodles apart and cut with scissors into small portions.

Carefully put a portion of the noodles into the hot oil.

As soon as they expand, turn them over and cook the other side briefly.

Drain them and remove to a bowl lined with several layers of paper towels.

Cook the remaining noodles in the same way.

Drain them very well with paper towels and then crunch them and put them into the center of the serving platter, surrounded by the lettuce leaves.

Put the walnuts into a strainer and immerse them into the hot oil.

They will brown very quickly.

Be careful they do not burn. Remove them to a paper towel, drain well and chop into coarse pieces.

Remove all but 2 tablespoon of oil from the wok.

Sauté the minced garlic and chopped green onions until lightly browned.

Add the ground pork and sauté until it loses its pink color and starts to brown.

Use a large spoon to remove as much grease as possible from the pork mixture.

Add the chopped smoked clams, chopped water chestnuts and chopped lettuce to the pork mixture.

Mix well.

Combine the soy sauce, cayenne, oyster sauce, sherry, sugar and sesame oil; stir into the cooking mixture and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.

Remix the cornstarch and water and add to the middle of the wok.

Stir constantly, blending other ingredients into cornstarch mixture and simmer three more minutes.

Pour the cooked dish on top of the bean thread needles on the serving platter.

Sprinkle the walnut pieces on top and serve at once.

To eat: Place a lettuce leaf on your plate.

Put a spoonful of the pork mixture and noodles in the middle of the leaf.

Fold the leaf up and eat the package like a bared.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 384g (13.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 221195% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 233g 359%
Saturated Fat 32g 158%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 516mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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