Everyone has a go-to meal, don’t they? You know, the one meal that you always have the ingredients in your fridge/cupboard and consume on a weekly basis?
Well my go-to meal is Spicy Mince & Lettuce Cups from BBC Good Food and I am slightly obsessed. This Thai inspired dish is quick, easy to make, cheap and low in fat – the perfect combo!
*1 tbsp sunflower oil
*Large piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
*2 garlic cloves, crushed
*2 red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced
*500g minced chicken, turkey or pork
*85g light brown sugar
*2 tbsp fish sauce
*Juice 1 lime
*2 lime leaves, finely shredded
*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
- 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.
- 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.