San Choy Bau


I found a San Choy Bau recipe in an old Woolworths magazine and decided to add my own twist to it. My kids are obsessed with chilli and pork so instead I swapped and changed a few ingredients to suit our taste.

Don’t you ever look at a recipe and think, I’d prefer to add this and that and swap this for that? I’m guilty of doing this with every single recipe. Even when I follow one of my own I am swapping and experimenting with ingredients all the time. So yes, I am horrible when it comes to following a recipe but it often turns out so good just as this Pork San Choy Bau has turned out.

I’ve cut corners using ready-made sauces and I don’t mind doing that because when you are limited with time, especially on a weeknight, it is a lifesaver! By the time we come home after school and sporting activities it can be as late as 6pm or 7pm so I’m all about cutting corners on those nights.

I think back to a time when we didn’t have the kids and realise how much free time we had after work. Now it’s running to activities, dinner, homework, helping with assessments, cleaning up, getting lunches ready and replying to those school emails that need forms filled out. By 10pm I seriously can't be bothered to even fill out those forms...

Sorry, a bit off the topic so lets get back to this San Choy Bau.

Basically, its delicious so make it. LOL Enjoy x

500g pork mince

12 large lettuce leaves (approx.)

½ cup hoisin sauce

2 tbs oyster sauce

1 tbs siracha

1 tbs olive oil

1 brown onion, diced

1 tsp grated ginger

1 carrot, grated

1 red capsicum, diced

3 spring onions, sliced

½ cup fried noodles

1 long red chilli sliced

Handful of coriander leaves

Handful of bean sprouts

1. Wash lettuce and spin dry

2. Combine hoisin, oyster and siracha sauce in a bowl. Whisk and set aside.

3. Heat oil in pan and add mince and stir fry, until brown and cook.

4. Add onion, ginger carrot and capsicum. Sir through and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add sauce to mince mixture, combine well and cook for a further minute.

5. Turn off heat and add spring onions and combined into mince mixture.

6. On a serving platter arrange lettuce leaves filled with mince mixture and top with bean sprouts, fried noodles, coriander leaves and chilli.

7. Serve immediately. Enjoy x

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