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Something for the summer: Prawn lettuce wraps

Prep: 10 Mins

Cook: 15 Mins

We bring you one of Jez's favourite recipes - prawn and asparagus lettuce wraps: tasty, fresh and really quick to make.


  • 1 iceberg lettuce

The Filling:

  • 300g prawns
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • A dash of sesame oil

The Sauce:

  • 6 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp water

Preparation

1. Start by cutting a third off the lettuce at the bottom to remove the stalk, being careful not to tear any leaves. Place in a large mixing bowl and pour boiling water over the leaves for no longer than 3 seconds, then immediately place the lettuce in a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking. Separate the leaves, drain then place in the fridge.

2. Meanwhile, for the filling, finely dice the prawns and season. Bend each asparagus until it snaps, then chop into similar-sized pieces as the prawns. Finely chop the spring onions and garlic. Mix the hoisin with the water in a separate dish and set aside.

Cooking

3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil to a high heat in a wok and, once smoking hot, throw in the asparagus, then turn down to a medium heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, before turning the heat back up to high then add the prawns and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Throw in the pine nuts and cook for another minute before seasoning to taste with soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil. Once the prawns are pink and slightly golden brown, add the spring onion, toss, then remove from the heat.

4. Place a dollop of the prawn mix in the middle of each lettuce leaf, drizzle with the hoisin sauce and roll up.

How To Make Prawn Lettuce Wraps

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  • 1 iceberg lettuce

The Filling:

  • 300g prawns
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • A dash of sesame oil

The Sauce:

  • 6 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp water


Preparation

1. Start by cutting a third off the lettuce at the bottom to remove the stalk, being careful not to tear any leaves. Place in a large mixing bowl and pour boiling water over the leaves for no longer than 3 seconds, then immediately place the lettuce in a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking. Separate the leaves, drain then place in the fridge.

2. Meanwhile, for the filling, finely dice the prawns and season. Bend each asparagus until it snaps, then chop into similar-sized pieces as the prawns. Finely chop the spring onions and garlic. Mix the hoisin with the water in a separate dish and set aside.

Cooking

3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil to a high heat in a wok and, once smoking hot, throw in the asparagus, then turn down to a medium heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, before turning the heat back up to high then add the prawns and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Throw in the pine nuts and cook for another minute before seasoning to taste with soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil. Once the prawns are pink and slightly golden brown, add the spring onion, toss, then remove from the heat.

4. Place a dollop of the prawn mix in the middle of each lettuce leaf, drizzle with the hoisin sauce and roll up.

How To Make Prawn Lettuce Wraps

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