My Simple San Choy Bau might be simple to make but it is big on flavour that is for sure!
I think we all love easy meals that take very little thinking about let alone cooking. This is totally one of those recipes! Absolutely simple as they come, but you know what? These are bloody tasty!
It’s funny, that I remember years ago some pompous chef saying to me that iceberg lettuce is a “nothing” lettuce. Back in the 90s you had frisèe, romaine(cos) mignette, mesclun, butter or oak leaf lettuce anything but iceberg. Personally I love the humble and often cheap iceberg. Some have a beautiful sweetness to them, and that crispiness is unbeaten in the family of lettuce for sure.
Actually another funny, but true story is that when I was young my mum used to put sugar on an iceberg lettuce leaf and roll it up for me because she thought I would eat it that way….. Can you believe that? Thinking of it now is horrifying! Ironically I ended up hating sugar on or added to anything (I don’t mean lollies etc just cereal etc)
Simple San Choy Bau Variations
This is so simple and easy and honestly to have some variations in your keto meal planning just use whatever mince you can get your hands on. Chicken or turkey mince is equally delicious in this recipe. Adjust any seasonings you want to also make a whole new meal out of this recipe.
Any seafood will also work. Either cook whole and flake fish or chop before or after cooking. Just be careful to watch the cooking times so the seafood is not over-cooked.
Anyway here is a very tasty, very easy low carb ground beef recipe for you and the whole family to enjoy.
P.s I think it is better to roll this beef in your lettuce leaf than sugar for any child x
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- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
- 500 g pork mince
- 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- ½ bunch coriander chopped
- iceberg lettuce leaves to wrap
- ¼ small Spanish onion sliced thinly
- angel hair chilli available from specialty stores
Optional - roasted peanuts or almonds to serve
- Add sesame oil, garlic, mince, five spice, and chilli powder to bowl and cook 8 minutes[/timer] / 100℃ / reverse speed 2.
- Add tamari and sesame and cook for further 2 minutes / 100℃ / reverse speed 2.
Complete recipe as below.
- Heat sesame oil over medium heat and add garlic, mince, five spice, and chilli powder. Cook forr 5 – 7 minutes until pork is golden and fragrant.
- Add tamari and sesame seeds and cook for further 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mix through fresh coriander.
- Roll in fresh lettuce leaves with a pinch of Spanish onion and angel hair chilli.
- For tasty variations change the beef mince to turkey or chicken mince.
- Beef can be made ahead and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Suitable to freeze.
- Great for the lunch boxes.