San Choy Bau

San Choy Bau


1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

5cm fresh ginger, finely chopped

500g pork or chicken mince

100g button mushrooms, finely chopped

4 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon finely chopped red capsicum

1 tablespoon finely chopped green capsicum

1 x 227g can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced

3 teaspoons fish sauce

50g bean sprouts

2 shallots, sliced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander

12 evenly sized iceberg lettuce leaves, washed

Step by step

  • In a large microwave safe glass bowl, combine the oil, garlic and ginger. Cook on MEDIUM HIGH (70%) for 1 minute.
  • Add the mince and separate with a fork. Cook for 4 minutes on MEDIUM (50%) stirring after 2 minutes to separate the mince, and again at the end of cooking.
  • Add the mushrooms. Cook for 2 minutes on MEDIUM (50%).
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the lettuce, and combine well. Cook  for 2 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH (70%). Allow to stand for 2 minutes.
  • Place a few spoonfuls of the cooked mixture in the centre of each lettuce leaf and roll up to eat.

Serves 4-6

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