Easy Prawn San Choy Bao


500g prawns, shelled and deveined, roughly chopped

2 tsp. sesame oil

1cm knob of ginger, finely grated

2 garlic cloves, finely crushed

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 large red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped

½ bunch of coriander, washed and finely chopped, including the stems

½ bunch mint, chopped

1 avocado, pip removed, diced

4 tbsp raw cashew, roughly chopped

1 lime, cut into wedges

8 iceberg lettuce leaves, as cups


Marinate the prawns in a bowl with sesame oil, soy, garlic, ginger and chilli. In a large pan, cook the prawns for about 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

Once cooled, roughly chop them and place in a large bowl with the avocado, coriander and mint, and mix through.

Serve in a lettuce cup with a couple of spoonfuls of the prawn mixture topped with the chopped cashews and a squeeze of lime.