Beef and coriander lettuce wraps

Ching-He Huang wraps lettuce wrappers around tender stir-fried beef - a great choice for a tasty first course
By Ching-He Huang
Beef and coriander lettuce wraps
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 20 mins soaking
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, dried
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, finely grated
  • 200 g beef fillet, minced
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 baby gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

Method

1. Soak the dried Chinese mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes before draining from the soaking water and finely chopping.


2. Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat and toss in the garlic, ginger, mushrooms and beef. Stir fry for 1 minute and then add the rice wine, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Continue frying for another 4-5 minutes, stirring all the time.


3. Place a tablespoon of the meat mixture on each cupped lettuce leaf, sprinkle with coriander and serve straight away.

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