Spiced Minced Pork lettuce Cups

Spiced Minced Pork lettuce Cups

A quick, simple and tasty Thai inspired dish.


  • Small piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½- 1 red chillies, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 small red onion (approximately 120g)
  • 500g minced pork, 5% fat
  • 2 red peppers, chopped into small cubes (approximately 160g each)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into small cubes (approximately 120g each)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • handful of mint and coriander
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 25g salted peanuts

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  1. Place a non-stick frying pan on to a medium heat. Add the sesame seed oil, garlic, ginger, chilli and red onion and gently fry for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Then add the pork, peppers and carrots. Break down the pork with a wooden spoon and then place a lid on the pan and leave the vegetables to sweat for 5-10 minutes until soft.

  3. Now add the honey, fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice and mix well. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the mince is cooked through, the vegetables are soft and the sauce has reduced.

  4. Wash the lettuce and chop off the ends and separate out the leaves into 4 cups.

  5. Finally stir the peanuts, mint and coriander into the pork mixture. Fill each lettuce leaf with a spoon of mince and sprinkle with spring onions.

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