Spicy mince bites

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Prep Time: 00:20
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 00:15
Ingredients
  • 2 - stalks lemongrass, very finely chopped
  • 2 - red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 125ml - peanuts, chopped
  • 1 - knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 30ml - fish sauce
  • - small crispy lettuce leaves as cups; choose baby cos or gem lettuce
  • 15ml - tamarind paste
  • 30ml - olive oil
  • 10ml - palm sugar (or brown sugar0
  • - handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 200g - pork or chicken mince
  • 4 - spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2cloves - garlic, finely chopped
Method
Make plenty of these yummy snacks – they’ll be devoured in minutes.

Heat the oil in a hot pan and fry the garlic, spring onions, lemongrass, ginger and chilli together until aromatic. Remove from the pan and fry the mince until crumbly, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir-fry. Add the cooked garlic mixture and the rest of the seasoning, and stir-fry until the meat is browned and caramelised.

To Serve:
Sprinkle with peanuts and coriander and provide crispy lettuce leaves as cups. Drizzle lime juice over each bite before eating.

 

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