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  • add extra fibre
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Pork and Apple San Choy Bao

Organisation: Nuts for Life

Preparation time: 15 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes  

Serves: 4 Servings  

Type of recipe: healthy, main meal 

  • 3 apples
  • 2 tbs peanut or vegetable oil
  • 600g lean pork mince
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbs hot chilli sauce
  • 8 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed to serve
  • coriander sprigs, hot chilli sauce, lime wedges, to serve

  1. Cut apples into quarters. Dice eight of the apple quarters and cut the remaining four into matchsticks. Place matchsticks into a bowl, cover with soda water and set aside.
  2. Heat wok over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add diced apple. Stir-fry 3 minutes until just tender and start to colour on edges. Remove to a bowl. Reheat the wok until hot.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons oil and half the mince, stir-fry 2-3 minutes until mince changes colour. Remove to a bowl. Repeat with remaining oil and mince. Drain any excess liquid from the mince. Return all the mince to the hot wok. Add, green onions and garlic and stir fry 30 seconds. Return the apples, add hoisin and chilli sauce. Stir-fry 2-3 minutes until sticky.
  4. Drain apple matchstick, pat dry with paper towel. Spoon pork and apple mixture into lettuce leaves. Top with apple matchsticks, coriander and chilli sauce. Serve with lime wedges.
Tips: If you’re cooking for kids replace the hot chilli sauce with sweet chilli sauce.

Nutrition information
 Per serve (serves 6)
 Fat, total26g   
Saturated fat6g 

© Recipe reproduced with permission from of Aussie Apples.

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