San Choy Bow Recipe

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I love San Choy Bow and this delicious recipe has all of the taste of the traditional Chinese dish, and it is really easy to make! You might know these as Asian lettuce cups, or as Chinese lettuce wraps — but whatever you know them as, I’m sure you’ll agree they are delicious! 


Making healthy versions of takeaway favourites is fantastic as you can still get all the flavour you love while still working towards your health goals. 


 Ingredients (makes 2 serves):
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1cm piece of ginger, finely grated
2 spring onions, finely chopped
½ medium carrot, finely grated
250g lean pork mince
½ tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
juice of ½ lime, plus wedges to serve
1 large handful bean sprouts
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4-6 baby cos leaves
Sliced red chilli, to serve
1 small handful coriander leaves, picked
20g roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)

1. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add the oil and carefully swirl it around to coat the sides of the wok. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the carrot and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until softened, stirring frequently.
2. Add the pork mince and cook for 5-6 minutes or until it changes colour, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to help break up the mince.
3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir to combine. Add the spring onions and 2 teaspoons of lime juice and cook for 2 -3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beansprouts and cook for 1 minute, to soften.. Season with salt, pepper and additional lime juice, if desired.
4. Spoon the pork mixture evenly into the cos lettuce leaves.
5. To serve, place the pork san choy bow on two serving plates. Top with the sliced chilli, coriander and peanuts, if using. Enjoy!

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