San Choy Bow

    35 minutes

    Traditional lettuce-wrapped delight, great as an entree or light meal. Pork mince, water chestnuts and bean sprouts in a tangy sweet sauce.

    Victoria, Australia
    148 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 8 iceberg lettuce leaves
    • 500g pork mince
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 birdseye chilli, finely chopped
    • 150g mushrooms, finely chopped
    • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 225g can water chestnuts, rinsed and finely chopped
    • 200g bean sprouts, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
    • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
    • 50g bean sprouts for garnish

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Carefully remove lettuce leaves so they remain intact. Cut them into a round dish-like shape. Place in a fridge, covered, until required.
    2. In a small bowl combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and dry sherry.
    3. Over a high heat cook pork mince, garlic and chilli until pork is browned and cooked through.
    4. Add mushrooms, spring onions, water chestnuts and bean sprouts until mixed through and somewhat sizzling.
    5. Add sauce mixture, stirring until completely combined with pork mixture.
    6. Place lettuce cup on a plate. Top with pork mixture and sprinkle with bean sprouts.

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    A new family favourite! Super easy and quick to prepare (especially with the food processor), I am happy to make this every week. Thanks.  -  15 Oct 2012


    Delicious!  -  23 Sep 2013


    My family all love this. It's not often I get to make everybody happy with the same meal. Food processor is definitely the way to go and it makes for a quick, easy and delicious dinner  -  30 Sep 2014