Quei Jhan

    20 min

    A brilliantly different starter or snack. Made from minced beef, lamb, pork or turkey served rolled in a large lettuce leaf.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 red pepper, finely diced
    • 1 red onion, finely diced
    • 2 sticks celery, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
    • 1/4 tsp paprika
    • heaped pich of ground coriander
    • heaped pinch of cayanne pepper
    • dash soy sauce
    • 225g minced beef, lamb, pork or turkey
    • 1 iceberg lettuce
    • a bunch of long chives for presentation

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat the butter in an pan and lightly fry the vegetables (except the lettuce) and seeds. Add the dried spices and soy sauce and stir until blended. Add the meat and cook until brown. Drain off all the excess fat.
    2. Peel off 4 large leaves from the lettuce, rinse and shake dry. Spoon in the meat mixture and gently roll up the leaf lengthways.
    3. Tie up the roll with a couple of long chives and knot or bow.
    4. Serve immediately as the meat will go cold quickly and the lettuce will wilt from the heat.

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    Not bad. I thought the over all flavor was lacking something but I'm not quite sure what (sesame oil maybe?). I wasn't overly keen on the pine nuts and celery. This was ok for a change but isn't something I'd make again. Thanks anyway!  -  23 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made as written except I left out the pine nuts due to personal preference and added chopped water chestnuts instead. I too felt the recipe as written lacked something so after tasting it I added some sesame oil and Sriracha which bumped the flavor up a notch. Good base recipe just needs some amping up,  -  21 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)