Summer Asian mince filled lettuce rolls
( SERVES 4 )
I created a series of recipe cards as part of a university assignment and this one really stood out to me. I was inspired by some pork mince lettuce cups my mum had made a few times as I felt the combination of cold crispy lettuce and warm mince tasted delicious. I love beef mince, so I experimented with the accompanying ingredients and came up with something I love to serve outside on summer days or evenings to friends and family. Not only do they taste delicious, they also look very attractive!
- In a large, deep frying pan or wok, heat a dash oil over high heat. Add beef mince and cook, stirring constantly, until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add a little extra oil to pan, along with onion and capsicum. Cook, stirring constantly until onion and capsicum are cooked thoroughly.
- Reduce heat to medium and add garlic, ginger and spring onions. Cook for approximately 1 minute.
- Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice and fish sauce then remove from heat. Drain juices. Spoon mixture along centre of cos lettuce leaves and roll up, holding in place with a toothpick. Serve.