Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Lamb in Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 7

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

2 cloves

1 tablespoon


1 tablespoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

700 g


2 sprigs

Chili sauce

Fish sauce

Garlic, chopped

Chopped fresh root ginger

Shallots, chopped

Five-spice powder


Ground black pepper

Leg of lamb fillet, boneless

Crisp lettuce leaves

Fresh mint and coriander leaves

Method :
  • With pestle and mortar, pound garlic, ginger and shallots to a paste.

  • Mix with five-spice powder, salt, pepper, chili and fish sauces.

  • Cut lamb fillet into 6 long strips. Rub spice mixture all over lamb strips and leave to marinade for 3-4 hours.

  • Pack meat, with marinade, in a heat proof dish or bowl. Place in a steamer and steam over high heat for 2-3 hours.

  • Prepare barbecue or preheat grill. Remove meat strips from steamer and grill them on barbecue or under the grill for 3-4 minutes, turning frequently so that they are slightly charred but not burnt.

  • Pull meat into small shreds and wrap in lettuce leaves with some mint and coriander.

  • Dip rolls in Spicy Fish Sauce before serving.

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