Prawn San Choy Bow

15:27' 17-09-2018
Chinese lettuce wraps usually use a pork or chicken mixture. This recipe is adapted to use prawns as the main meat ingredient.



    Be careful not to overcook the prawns, or they will become tough and rubbery.


    • Iceberg lettuce

    • 500 g raw prawns

    • ½ tsp sesame oil

    • 1 spring onion

    • 1 clove garlic

    • 1 tsp ginger

    • 60 g water chestnuts

    • 1 Tbsp red chilli

    • 45 g bean sprouts

    • 20 g chopped coriander

    • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce

    • 1 Tbsp lime juice

    • 25 ml Hoisin sauce

    • 90 g cooked white rice


    • Wash the lettuce and separate the leaves.

    • Finely chop the chilli, spring onion, garlic and ginger.

    • Peel and devein the prawns. If they are large, cut them into smaller pieces.

    • Heat some cooking oil and the sesame oil in a wok or frying pan over a high heat.

    • Add the spring onion, garlic and ginger.

    • Cook for about 30 seconds, then add the prawn meat, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, and chilli.

    • Add some salt and black pepper if you wish, and stir fry for 2 minutes.

    • Add the cooked rice and coriander and stir together.

    • Mix in the soy sauce, oyster sauce and lime juice, then remove from the heat.

    • Put a lettuce leaf on each plate, sprinkle each one with the Hoisin sauce, and spoon the prawn mixture onto each leaf.

    • Roll the leaf into a parcel to eat it.

    Liu W



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Keywords: prawnssesame oilspring onion

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