Spicy Mince and Lettuce Cups


  • 1 tbsp healthy cooking oil
  • large piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 500g S Collins & Son minced chicken, turkey or pork
  • 85g light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice 1 lime
  • 2 lime leaf, finely shredded

To serve

  • mix of iceberg lettuce, Little Gem and cos leaves
  • large handful mint and coriander leaves, very roughly chopped
  • handful toasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced into rings
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the ginger, garlic and chillies for 1 min. Add the mince, then cook on a high heat until golden brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go. Sprinkle over the brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and shredded lime leaves, then cook everything down until sticky.
  2. Tip the mince into a serving bowl, then serve with a bowl of lettuce leaves for wrapping the mince in; the herbs, shallots and peanuts for scattering over; and the lime wedges for squeezing.