Taste Tested: Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

This week, Agatha shares a spicy pork recipe that’s sure to put a spring in your step.A� Whether you use pork, turkey, chicken and tofu–Lettuce be first to tell you, they’re delicious!


“These wraps make for an informal and delightfully messy supper anytime of year.A� In the winter, stick to quick pickled root veggies and hydroponically grown cukes and lettuces–but come summer, feel free to spice things up with fresh market veggies and herbs.A� The recipe is indefinitely scalable to suit the size of your party–whether it’s two or twenty!”


Recipe: Spicy Ground Pork

Serve this pork straight from the pan with whole butter lettuce leaves, some kimchi, fresh scallions and some sauteed Ontario mushrooms for a feast fit for a Korean king!


  • 1 large Ontario onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground Perth County Pork
  • 1 tbsp cold pressed Ontario soya bean oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ontario maple syrup
  • Hot sauce to taste — Our favorites? Vicki’s Veggies Barrel Aged Hot Sauce for a lightly tangy kick or SupiCucu�s Diablo�s Fuego for a proper tongue numbing.


  1. Heat oil in cast iron skillet, add ground pork.
  2. Once the pork is nice and golden, add the onions and let them sweat until cooked through.
  3. Add the black pepper, soy sauce, maple syrup and hot sauce. Reduce.
  4. Serve hot alongside whole butter lettuce leaves with lots of fresh herbs and quick pickles.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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