Spicy garlic-sriracha marinated pork strips with crunchy matchstick carrots and thin-sliced radishes make the perfect combination for these homemade spring rolls. If you’re used to “spring rolls” meaning a deep-fried shell full of vaguely mushy vegetables, you’re in for a pleasant surprise from this recipe: the Paleo version doesn’t need deep-frying, because it has actual flavor to make it interesting!
You’ll need a batch of your own homemade sriracha to make the marinade for the pork: the store-bought stuff is full of all kinds of junk. The good news is that it’s not difficult; you can find the recipe here. Add some coconut aminos to stand in for soy sauce (you can get these at health-food stores or online) and you’ve got a 100% Paleo flavor punch.
You could serve these spring rolls as a side for any Asian-inspired dish (orange chicken maybe, if you’re missing your takeout classics?), but they would also work just fine with some simple grilled meat or another main protein – why not get a little creative and see what you can come up with?
Vietnamese Pork Spring Rolls Recipe
Protein: 24g / %
Carbs: 13g / %
Fat: 17g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 lb. pork sirloin, thinly sliced
- 12 large lettuce leaves
- 1 cup thin-cut carrot strips
- 6 radishes, cut into thin strips
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 4 tbsp. coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. raw honey (optional)
- 2 tsp. homemade sriracha sauce
- Cooking fat
- In a bowl, combine the broth, aminos, ginger, garlic, honey, and Sriracha sauce.
- Add the sliced pork to the sauce and marinate for at least 15 minutes and up to 12 hours.
- Melt some cooking fat in a skillet placed over a medium heat, and cook the marinated pork for 5 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink.
- Let the meat cool down. Then construct the rolls: roll the pork in a fresh lettuce leaf with carrots, radishes, and green onions. You may find it helpful to hold each roll together with a toothpick.