Thai-style Lettuce Cups

Trying to lose weight can be hard sometimes especially when the others in your household thinks that diet food is tasteless and leaves you wanting more.

These Thai-style lettuce cups however are not just low-carb, low fat and full of nutrients but they are also easy to make and incredibly tasty and satisfying.

This recipe serves two people for a quick after work dinner using the larger lettuce leaves or it can serve four as an appetiser at your next dinner party.


500g low-fat turkey mince
1 heaped teaspoon ginger cut finely
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 shallots finely chopped
1/2 cup of coriander finely chopped
1 tsp lemon grass
splash of soy sauce
splash fish sauce
splash sesame oil
splash rice wine/cooking sherry

2 little gem lettuces
chili paste


Mix the turkey with all the ingredients and let sit for 2 hours.

Separate the leaves of the gem lettuces and wash. Pat dry to ensure there is no excess moisture. Arrange on a plate.

Fry the turkey in a non-stick pan on a high heat breaking up the turkey as it cooks.

Spoon the turkey into the lettuce leaves and garnish with chilli and coriander to taste.

Serve immediately.

Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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