Today I tried a recipe for a lemon bar. We have a lemon tree, that never has yellow lemons but they are non the less lemons. I haven't always been a fan. Most of the time they are too sweet for me, or I don't like the crust. Sometimes the crust to lemon is just not ok. But with the engagement party on 2 days away I needed a sweet to bake and fast! I found a wonderful recipe from Alpineberry. She is a self proclaimed lemon bar snob. I think they are wonderful, Roland's Dad Loves them! The recipe for that tomorrow! Today is Vietnamese lettuce wraps!
3 cloves of garlic chopped
Half a carrot shredded
one spring onion cut into rings.
1 lb of ground pork
A few bowls of lettuce
3 Tbs of Hoisin Sauce
2 Tbs of fish sauce or soy sauce
1Tbs of sesame oil
3 limes 2 juiced and zested. One cut for wedges to serve.
I like to serve this with boiled eggs and quick made pickles. The eggs I boil for about 15 mins then shell them and let them soak in a mixture of water and fish/soy sauce. I like to give them at least 10 mins to soak.
The pickles are slices of cucumber in 1/3 cup of vinegar, 1tbs of sugar and a pinch of salt. Cover and microwave for one min then let them cool, or refrigerate in the pickling mixture.
I like to add rice to the mix after it has cooked for a dirty rice texture. Roland's mother and I are not eating grains right now so we ate it traditionally. I cooked up some rice and added it to meat and added another tbs of Hoisin sauce. Then stir and cook for only a few mins. They loved it.
Tomorrow Lemon bars!