I absolutely love light, fresh meals, which is probably why my two most populated blog categories are Asian and Mexican. Light meals are satisfying, tasty and you feel good after, not like you are instantly a dress sizes larger and need a lie down.
So as we are on the cusp of saying farewell to soup and hello to the salad, I thought what a good time to post a seafood San Choy Bow. A fresher take on the mince classic to get you ready for summer!
Serves 4 as an entrée, 1 each
2 tbs vege oil
1/4 tsp sesame oil
4 lettuce cups, whole, neat and trimmed
5 cm of ginger, julienned
2 cloves of garlic, julienned
2 spring onions, whites, finely sliced
1 carrot, julienned
1 handful of bean sprouts
250g raw prawns, peeled, deveined and chopped
250g firm white fish, cubed, we used Snapper
1 handful of spring onions, greens, finely sliced for serving
2 tbs soy
2 tbs Shao xing wine
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tsp hoisin sauce
In a hot fry pan, add your oils, garlic, ginger, and white spring onions. Fry off for a few minutes until golden and crispy. This will give the dish a rich, nutty flavour.
To that hot pan of crispy flavours add your fish and prawns and stir fry until half cooked. Add your carrot, bean sprouts and sauces and continue to cook for another 1 minute or so until the veg is just soft and the seafood is cooked through. Take off the heat.
Divide up the mixture amongst the 4 lettuce leaves and serve with some fresh greens of the spring onions. If you like you can serve with a little extra hoisin. Yum. Perfect way to start off an Asian banquet.