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Caramelized Pork over Herbed Lettuce
Source: dLife

Stir-fried pork and vegetables in a sweet sauce served over lettuce dressed with vinegar, basil, and cilantro.

Rating:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213.8
Total Carbs 7.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 5.7 g
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Potassium 614.8 mg
Protein 30.4 g
Sodium 653.2 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1 Vegetables , 3 1/2 Meat , 1/2 Other Carbs
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Servings
Ingredients

2 tbsp  sugar
2 tbsp  cold water
2 tbsp  fish sauce
1 1/2 tsp  vegetable oil
1 each  cooking spray
1 1/2 lb  top loin pork roast
10 1/2 floz  low sodium chicken broth
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
1 each  cinnamon sticks
2 cup  fresh chopped green onion
6 cup  romaine lettuce
0 1/4 cup  rice vinegar
0 1/4 cup  fresh basil
0 1/4 cup  fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. In small saucepan, over medium-low, cook sugar for 5 minutes, or until slightly browned. (Do not melt.)
  2. Stir in water and fish sauce. Remove from heat.
  3. Lightly coat large skillet with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium.
  4. Spoon pork into pan and continue cooking until pork is browned, about 4 minutes.
  5. Move pork from skillet to bowl and pour broth into same skillet.
  6. Scrape bottom of skillet to release any pork bits. Return pork to skillet along with sugar syrup, pepper, and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil.
  7. Cover skillet, lower heat, and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  8. Remove pork from skillet, place in mixing bowl, set aside and keep warm.
  9. In same skillet, add 1/2 teaspoon oil and heat over medium. Add onions and stir-fry 2 minutes. Combine with pork mixture; set aside.
  10. In large bowl, combine lettuce, vinegar, basil and cilantro. Mix well.
  11. Present lettuce and pork in separate bowls. When serving, arrange pork on top of bed of lettuce.

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