this was different and good!!! says you can also use ground turkey or chicken instead of the pork. I really liked the cucumber salad! I made lettuce wraps with the mixture for me, Chris had pita. Says it’s a 15 minute meal, but it definitely took a bit longer than that! I nicknamed these asian tacos!
gingery pork and cucumber pitas from real simple september 2009
total time 15 minutes, serves 4
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 red or green jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground pork
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
4 pitas, halved
-in a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring until the sugar dissolves. add the cucumbers and jalapeno and let sit, tossing occasionally, for a t least 5 minutes.
-meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. cook the pork, breaking up with a spoon until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. stir in the hoisin, ginger, and 2 tablespoons water.
-fill the pita halves (or lettuce wraps) with the pork and cucumber salad.