Asian recipes Beef Starters

Beef and coriander wraps


  • 2 cloves garlic,chopped,
  • 2cm piece of ginger, finely chopped,
  • 200g lean minced beef,
  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine,
  • 6 Chinese mushrooms, roughly chopped (if using dried, soak for 20 minutes first), 
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce,
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce,
  • 2 baby gem lettuces, 
  • fresh coriander leaves to garnish.


Heat a wok or frying pan and add a little oil. Stir fry the garlic and ginger for a few minutes before adding the beef. Continue to cook on a high heat stirring all the time until the beef is well browned.

Add the rice wine and cook for a few minutes before adding the mushrooms.  Continue to stir fry and then season with the soy and oyster sauce.  Simmer for 5 minutes or so then remove from the heat.

Tear the cup shaped leaves from the lettuce, wash and pat dry. Arrange on a large serving plate.  Put a spoonful of the beef mixture into each lettuce cup and garnish each one with 3 coriander leaves.

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