Chinese Lettuce Wraps (San Choy Bow)

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Chinese Lettuce Wraps or better known as San Choy Bow is a classic and healthy Chinese dish. Conveniently serve in a lettuce leaf, just pick it up in your hands and dive in.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium iceberg lettuce (Cos lettuce can work too)
  • 1/2 kg minced meat (beef/pork/chicken)
  • 2 medium carrot, shredded
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped (other mushrooms can work also)
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (other cracked nuts can be suitable substitutes)
  • 2 sticks shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • Coriander leaves, garnish

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cooking wine

Instructions:

  1. Carefully peel off layers of lettuce. To avoid ripping the soft leaves, using a small parring knife, cut off the spine (the middle leaf section) at the base. Gently pry open each layer from the base end. Put lettuce aside.
  2. In a medium shallow skillet, sautee Onion, Garlic, Ginger for a minute. While the skillet is hot, douse the dry part of the skillet in wine. Wine will sizzle and evaporates quickly.
  3. Add Mince, Carrots and Mushrooms into the skillet. Add Soy sauce and Sesame oil, stir and cook until well done.
  4. Turn heat off, throw in Shallots and Pine nuts, stir to mix.
  5. Take a lettuce leaf, place mixture inside the leaf. Garnish with Coriander leaves.
  6. Your Chinese Lettuce Wraps are ready to serve.

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mincelettucebowl

Chinese Lettuce Wraps or better known as San Choy Bow is a classic and healthy Chinese dish. Conveniently serve in a lettuce leaf, just pick it up in your hands and dive in.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium iceberg lettuce (Cos lettuce can work too)
  • 1/2 kg minced meat (beef/pork/chicken)
  • 2 medium carrot, shredded
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped (other mushrooms can work also)
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (other cracked nuts can be suitable substitutes)
  • 2 sticks shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • Coriander leaves, garnish

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cooking wine

Instructions:

  1. Carefully peel off layers of lettuce. To avoid ripping the soft leaves, using a small parring knife, cut off the spine (the middle leaf section) at the base. Gently pry open each layer from the base end. Put lettuce aside.
  2. In a medium shallow skillet, sautee Onion, Garlic, Ginger for a minute. While the skillet is hot, douse the dry part of the skillet in wine. Wine will sizzle and evaporates quickly.
  3. Add Mince, Carrots and Mushrooms into the skillet. Add Soy sauce and Sesame oil, stir and cook until well done.
  4. Turn heat off, throw in Shallots and Pine nuts, stir to mix.
  5. Take a lettuce leaf, place mixture inside the leaf. Garnish with Coriander leaves.
  6. Your Chinese Lettuce Wraps are ready to serve.

If you need help overcoming any health challenges, please contact our Naturopath Bernard Chu at 0412 723 823 or email bernard@greenheartnaturalhealth.com.au for an obligation free discussion.

Online consultation is also available for your convenience.