Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Salad)

Minced Meat, Crab and Grapefruit Vietnamese Salad Recipe

(Rau Tron Thit Xay, Cua Va Buoi Viet Nam)

Ingredients : Serves 4-5

175 g

45 ml

30 ml

30 ml


1 small

1 cm

1 tablespoon

1 small




A few sprigs

A few sprigs

Minced pork or minced beef


Lime or lemon juice

Nuoc Mam sauce

Green chili pepper, finely sliced

Spanish onion, finely diced

Fresh root ginger, finely chopped

Fresh coriander, finely chopped

Can crab meat, thoroughly drained

Pomelo or pink grapefruit,

segmented then halved



Lettuce leaves

Grated carrot

Method :
  • Place the minced meat in the water and slowly cook over a medium heat until the meat turns color and is just cooked but still tender. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.

  • Add the lime juice, Nuoc Mam sauce and chili to the meat.

  • When thoroughly cooled, add the onion, ginger, coriander and crab meat and stir thoroughly.

  • Toss the grapefruit into the salad.

  • Place the lettuce leaves on a flat dish. Arrange the grated carrot on the lettuce to form a ring.

  • Spoon the salad into the centre of the carrot.

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