Spicy mince lettuce cups

Recipe from: 09 July 2015
recipe, mince, spicy

Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time 20 min

Ingredients

  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves
    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
    g
    pork or chicken mince
  • 30
    ml
    fish sauce
  • 15
    ml
    tamarind paste
  • 10
    ml
    palm sugar (or brown sugar0
  • 125
    ml
    peanuts, chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • small crispy lettuce leaves as cups; choose baby cos or gem lettuce
 

Method

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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