Making Yershari's minced lamb wraps

These traditional wraps, from Suzhou Village in China, make a great sharing starter for your Lunar New Year celebration.

Serves four

  • 180 g minced lamb loin
  • 2 g salt
  • 10 g ground cumin
  • 8 g chilli powder
  • 8 g light soy sauce
  • 50 g iceberg lettuce
  • 50 g purple cabbage
  • 120 g onion
  • 40 g green pepper
  • 40 g red pepper
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 8 thin pancakes, 8 cm in diameter
  1. Marinate the minced lamb in the salt, cumin, chilli powder and soy sauce for 10 minutes.
  2. Julienne the iceberg and cabbage and set aside. Chop the onion and peppers into small chunks.
  3. Sauté the chopped onion and peppers in a pan with the oil over a medium heat until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Add the minced lamb to the pan, turn up the heat and stir until cooked through.
  5. Place a bamboo steamer over a pan filled with boiling water. Place the pancakes into the steamer for 90 seconds.
  6. Fill the steamed pancakes with the cooked lamb and serve alongside the julienned vegetables.

Did you know?

The art of steam cooking has long been practised in China where no chef is without a bamboo steamer. Because their lids don’t collect condensation, no liquid drips onto the food, which means perfect veggies, wantons, dumplings and more.

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