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Pork San Choy Bau, gluten-free

San Choy Bau, a classic Chinese dish, that tantalizes the palate with its vibrant flavors and textures. A delicious blend of minced meat, typically pork or chicken, stir-fried with aromatic garlic, ginger, hoisin, and soy sauce, creating a sweet and savory mixture. This is then nestled into crisp lettuce cups, giving it the perfect refreshing crunch. This is a must at your next dinner party. Let's cook it together!

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Pork San Choy Bau

Serves 4

Prep 10

Cook 15


Filling mixture:

500g pork mince or chicken mince

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large brown onion, diced

1 tablespoon ginger, grated

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 carrot, grated

1 red capsicum, diced

3 spring onions, sliced

1 tablespoon sesame oil


3 tablespoons hoisin sauce, gluten-free

1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce, gluten-free

1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce

1 teaspoon corn flour mixed in 2 tablespoons ice cold water

To Serve and Garnish:

8 large lettuce leaf cups

Bean sprouts, rinsed and drained

Fried noodles (Chang's gluten-free fried noodles)

Long red chilli, sliced

Tamari Soy Sauce, gluten-free

Coriander leaves


1. Prepare the lettuce and sauce: Wash lettuce and spin dry, then combine the hoisin, tamari soy, sweet chili sauce, and corn flour mixture in a bowl. Whisk and set aside.

2. Cook the mince: Add to a pan the oil and mince and stir fry, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon. Cook until golden. Next add the garlic, onion, ginger, carrot, and capsicum. Stir through and cook for a further 3 minutes before adding the sauce. Stirring through to combine well and cook until the sauce thickens and the mixture is quite dry. Remove the pan from the heat, toss through the spring onions, and drizzle over the sesame oil.

3. Serve it up! On a serving platter arrange the lettuce leaves filled with the mince mixture. Garnish with bean sprouts, fried noodles, coriander leaves, and slices of chilli.

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