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Spicy mince lettuce cups

recipe, mince, spicy

Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time 20 min


  • 30
    olive oil
  • 2
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 4
    spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2
    stalks lemongrass, very finely chopped
  • 1
    knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2
    red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 200
    pork or chicken mince
  • 30
    fish sauce
  • 15
    tamarind paste
  • 10
    palm sugar (or brown sugar0
  • 125
    peanuts, chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • small crispy lettuce leaves as cups; choose baby cos or gem lettuce


15 min

Heat the oil in a hot pan and fry the garlic, spring onions, lemongrass, ginger and chilli together until aromatic. Remove from the pan and fry the mince until crumbly, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir-fry. Add the cooked garlic mixture and the rest of the seasoning, and stir-fry until the meat is browned and caramelised.

To Serve:
Sprinkle with peanuts and coriander and provide crispy lettuce leaves as cups. Drizzle lime juice over each bite before eating.

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