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Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups

Recipe / Lisa Holmen

These lettuce cups are my take on san choy bau and combine lean beef mince with fresh herbs and ginger. Just top with your favourite fresh herbs (I used mint and coriander) and extra chilli for some added spice. They are perfect for an appetiser or an iron-rich snack to get you through the day.

Serves: 2

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp grated ginger
500g lean beef mince
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
Juice 1 lime
8 baby cos lettuce leaves
2 red chillies, finely sliced
Fresh mint, chopped
Coriander leaves, chopped
Roasted unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges

Heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat.

Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Increase heat and add beef mince and cook until browned.

Add brown sugar, fish sauce and lime juice and cook until liquid is absorbed. Divide mince mixture and place on lettuce leaves.

Top with red chillies, mint, coriander, peanuts and extra lime.

Greek Lamb Skewers in Pita

Recipe / Lisa Holmen

Get your iron boost for the week with these Greek marinated lamb skewers served with fresh herbs and plenty of greens — a perfect combination for a weekend lunch with the family. Leave the lamb to marinate overnight to really boost the flavour.

Serves: 2

400g lean lamb, diced2 garlic cloves, crushed2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 tbsp dried oregano4 large pitas, toasted100g Greek yoghurt200g baby spinachHandful of mint & parsley100g cherry tomatoes1 lemon, cut into wedges

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