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Asian style lettuce cups

Healthy Lettuce Cups for Summer Gatherings

4

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

Brooke Campbell

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Brooke Campbell

Delicious and bursting with flavour, these Asian style lettuce cups are perfect served as a healthy lighter meal. We also like to use smaller lettuce cups to create bite sized tasty morsels, and serve on a large platter at the next Summer BBQ gathering. If you like to add a bit of heat be plentiful with the chilli.

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Ingredients

Beef

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1 tbsp olive oil

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500g Quality Mark lamb mince

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1 finely diced onion

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2 crushed garlic cloves

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1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger

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1/2 tsp chilli flakes

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230g can of chopped water chestnuts

Water chestnuts are found in the Asian aisle of your supermarket. They add a nice texture and crunch to the mince mixture.

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2 grated carrots

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1/4 tbsp oyster sauce

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2 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

If you prefer the mince to be sweeter use 4 Tbsp kecap manis and no soy sauce. Kecap manis is a sweet soy cause that can be found in the Asian aisle of your supermarket.

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2 tbsp soy sauce

Use low sodium soy sauce to reduce sodium content

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100g mung beans

Dipping sauce

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1 tbsp sesame oil

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2 tbsp soy sauce

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2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

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1 tbsp chilli flakes

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1 tbsp brown sugar

To serve

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1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanut

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12 leaves lettuce

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1 finely sliced radish

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2 leaves finely sliced red cabbage

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2 chopped spring onions

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1 sliced avocado

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1 finely sliced lime

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coriander

Method

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To Serve

1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

2

Add the onion and cook until translucent.

3

Add the lamb mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps.

4

Add the garlic, ginger and chilli flakes and cook until fragrant.

5

Add the water chestnuts and carrot to the mince and cook, stirring for 1 minute or until combined.

6

Add the oyster and soy sauces and cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until well combined and heated through.

7

Remove from heat and add the bean sprouts and stir until just wilted.

8

Taste and season if necessary.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (511g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2286 (546)kJ

Protein

37g

Total Fat

33g

Saturated Fat

6g

Carbs

19g

Sugars

15g

Sodium

1717mg

Iron*

5mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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