Healthy Veal San Choy Bow


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 1cm piece of ginger, grated

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 500g lean veal mince (you could use any mince, I just thought veal would be an interesting change)

  • 2 tsp soy sauce

  • 1-2tsp fish sauce (depending on how much flavor you like)

  • 2-3tbsp lemon juice (or lime)

  • 1 large handful bean sprouts

  • 1-2 baby gem lettuce heads

  • 1 red chili, sliced

  • 1 small handful chopped coriander

  • 1 small handful chopped toasted almonds or peanuts

  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds


  • Heat the oil in a wok or large pan on high heat

  • Add garlic, onion, and ginger to pan. Cook for 2mins or until onion is slightly cooked and fragrant

  • Add carrot, and cook for 1-2mins, or until soft – remembering to stir constantly

  • Reduce heat to medium, and add the mince. Cook for 5-6mins or until all mince has cooked and changed colour

  • Reduce heat to low and add soy sauce, fish sauce and lemon juice. Cook for 2-3mins or until heated through

  • Add ΒΎ of bean sprouts, and cook until softened

  • Divide mix evenly into lettuce leaves

  • Add sliced chili, coriander, nuts, sesame seeds, and remaining bean sprouts

  • Serve and enjoy!

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Posted on November 19, 2018 .