The Orient Restaurant, Sandbach - Raymond Do - Beef lettuce wraps

Impress your friends with these delicious savoury spiced minced beef lettuce wraps.With little effort you can whip up this fantastic meal created by Raymond Do of The Orient Restaurant in Sandbach.

Impress your friends with these delicious savoury spiced minced beef lettuce wraps.With little effort you can whip up this fantastic meal created by Raymond Do of The Orient Restaurant in Sandbach. You may want to leave the creative carvings, like this intricate Chinese dragon head to Raymond, but the recipe itself should be relatively easy for you to create either for you and your family or for last minute dinner parties. Tuck in and enjoy.

Savoury spiced minced beef lettuce wraps

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

� lb minced beef1 Iceberg lettuce, cut in half with centre removed and outer leaves left for wrapping1tbsp fish sauce1 tbsp honey/syrup1 tbsp sugar3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped1 stick lemon grass, finely chopped1 Thai chilli, finely chopped� Spanish onion, diced2 spring onion, finely chopped1 tbsp crushed peanuts, coarsely crushed

Method

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Heat wok with one tbsp of oil. Make sure cooking area of wok is covered with oil, this ensures a non stick surface.Once oil begins to smoke, reduce to medium heat and add mince beef. Stir fry until mince is half cooked then add diced onions, add soya sauce and cooktogether until mince is cooked, (approx 1 to 2 minutes). Remove from heat and place cooked mince and onion in colander/sieve to drain off excess oil and juices from meat and onions.Reheat wok and add 1 tbsp of oil to create non-stick surface and drain off excess oil. Reduce heat and add garlic, lemon grass and Thai chilli - stir fried briefly to bring out the flavour and aroma of the garlic and lemon grass before adding minced and onions.Mix in the sugar, fish sauce and honey. Finally remove from heat and mix in crushed peanuts and spring onions. Serve into small baskets of iceberg lettuce

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