Fusion success–I paired crunchy Japanese pork tonkatsu with soft butter lettuce to create wraps that my kids loved. If your kids don’t seem to be eating enough greens lately, or if you’re just looking for something new for dinner (or a picnic), give these a try.



1 recipe pork tonkatsu

1 head butter (Boston) lettuce

Thin red onion slices

Shredded carrot (optional)

Bulldog sauce (optional, but SO good)


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  1. Make the pork tonkatsu. Cut the meat into strips.
  2. Wash and dry the butter lettuce keeping the leaves large.
  3. Place a couple strips of pork onto the lettuce and top with slices of green onion, shredded carrots and a generous dollop of Bulldog sauce (you can usually find this in the Asian section of your grocers; also called Tonkatsu sauce).
  4. You can also offer the sauce for dipping.

Another yummy dip–equal parts soy sauce and fresh-squeezed lime.

Just a note, my oldest liked the spike of onion flavor in the wraps, but my younger two didn’t like it at all. No biggie. We went through all the lettuce and kept the extra pork to munch on for lunch the next day.

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