Chinese Style Pork in Lettuce Boats

Chinese Style Pork in Lettuce Boats recipe by Annabel Karmel

Chinese Style Pork in Lettuce Boats

These Chinese Style Pork in Lettuce Boats are a light and refreshing dish for summer, which the whole family can enjoy. Rather than wraps or noodles, this recipe serves delicious minced pork and crunchy veggies in fun lettuce boats.

For another delicious recipe idea, give this Pork Tenderloin with Apple Sauce a go!

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1 tbsp sesame oil
½ small red pepper, deseeded and diced
1 onion, diced
150g shiitake mushrooms, chopped
300g minced pork or chicken
225g water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
60g baby sweetcorn, cut into quarters
75g beansprouts
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
12 little gem lettuce leaves


  1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan, add the red pepper and onion, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, fry the minced pork in a dry frying pan until browned, stirring with a fork to break it up.
  2. Add the pork to the wok, stir in the water chestnuts, sweetcorn and beansprouts and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and rice wine vinegar.
  3. Spoon into the lettuce leaves and serve.

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