Pork and Zucchini Meatballs in Lettuce Cups

Makes 4 servings (4 meatballs each)

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 2 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 Tbs mirin or sushi seasoning or rice vinegar 
  1. Mix the ground pork, shredded zucchini, Chinese 5 Spice powder and dash of salt together in a bowl.
  2. Place the coconut oil in a large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat.
  3. Scoop the meat mixture out in 2-Tbs size meatballs and set them in a single layer in the skillet.  You should have 16 meatballs.
  4. Brown the meatballs on all sides then cover and reduce heat to LOW.  Leave to cook about 7 or 8 minutes till juices run clear.
  5. Arrange 2 lettuce cups on each of 4 plates.
  6. Combine the mayonnaise and chili sauce in a small bowl.
  7. Combine the shredded carrot and mirin in another small bowl.
  8. When the meatballs are cooked, place 2 in each lettuce cup and top with chili-mayo and carrots to serve.