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Chef Ray: Spicy Ginger Pork with Crispy Lettuce Cups

This is a flavoursome meal that was qwik and easy to prepare.

From: Bezzant, Niki (Jan 2018) Single Serve in: Healthy Food Guide

Serves: 1

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced (some green slices reserved to garnish)
  • 1 small kumara (120g), diced small
  • 150g pork mince
  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup prepared slaw mix (without dressing)
  • 6 baby cos lettuce leaves
  • ½ teaspoon reduced-salt soy sauce, to garnish
  • sesame or pumpkin seeds
  • sliced fresh chilli, to garnish
  1. In a heavy-based pan, heat half of the sesame oil over medium-high. Add garlic, ginger, spring onion and kumara. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  2. Add pork mince and cook, stirring to break up the mince, for 5 minutes. Add chilli paste and a dash of hot water. Mix well. Add wine and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  3. Add slaw to pan and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
  4. To serve, divide pork mixture among lettuce cups. Sprinkle with soy sauce, seeds, chilli, remaining sesame oil and reserved spring onions.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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