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San Choy Bau

san choy bau


Canola or olive oil cooking spray

500g lean pork mince

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

200g green beans, thinly sliced

1 large carrot, grated

4 green shallots, thinly sliced

2 tbs salt-reduced barbecue sauce

1 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce

1/3 cup coriander leaves

8 large butter lettuce leaves

1 cup bean sprouts, ends trimmed


  1. Heat a wok or large non-stick frying pan and grease with cooking spray.
  2. Add mince, garlic and ginger and cook for 5-10 minutes over a high heat until mince is evenly browned, breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add beans, carrot and shallots and stir over hear a further 1-2 minutes.
  4. Stir in sauces and coriander leaves. Remove from heat.
  5. Spoon mince mixture onto lettuce leaves and top with bean sprouts.
  6. To eat, wrap up leaves to enclose filling.

Tip: We used butter lettuce leaves but you could use iceberg lettuce cups or baby cos if preferred.

Nutrients Per Serve

Energy 824kJ
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Protein 32g
Carbohydrate 6.4g
Fibre 3.1g
Sodium 272mg
Serves 4
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

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