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Lok Lak (Lettuce Wraps)
Fresh and light, Lok Lak is a staple in most Cambodian households and boasts servings of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and protein. Get excited for the zing in this dipping sauce. It’s what makes this dish so tasty!
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients 1 lb sliced beef (or chicken or shrimp) 3 cloves of crushed garlic, divided 1 tbsp organic ketchup 1 head of your favorite lettuce 2 tomatoes, sliced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp oyster sauce ½ onion chopped 3 tsp olive oil 1 tsp black pepper, divided 1 tsp sugar, divided 1 tsp sea salt, divided Juice from ¼ lime
Place meat in bowl and toss with 2 tsp olive oil, oyster sauce, ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, and ketchup. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, and cucumber on separate plates and set aside. Make the dipping sauce by combining the ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp crushed garlic, and lime juice.
After the meat is marinated, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add meat and sauté for 5-10 mins, until fully cooked. Place on a plate. Serve meat over the lettuce with the dipping sauce on the side. Eat by wrapping the meat up in lettuce leaves. Don’t forget to add the sliced tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. Enjoy with your dipping sauce.
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