Ho Chi Minh Chicken and Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of "Eat Yourself Smart" by Charlie Ayers, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Ho Chi Minh Chicken and Shrimp

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    1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
    115 g (4 oz) Vietnamese vegetable mix (finely diced onion, green beans, and carrots) 2 tsp rice vinegar
    1/2 tsp finely chopped lemongrass 1 tsp palm sugar or unrefined light brown sugar
    1 small skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in thin strips 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
    115 g (4 oz) raw, peeled shrimps or small prawns, deveined if necessary Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp minced garlic 1/4 head cos lettuce, shredded


    Prep: 10 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the mixed vegetables, lemongrass and chicken for 2 minutes. Toss in the shrimp and stir-fry until they are pink, about 1 minute longer.

    • 2

      Add the remaining ingredients, except the shredded lettuce, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

    • 3

      Pile the lettuce on a plate and spoon the chicken and shrimp mixture on top. Serve immediately.

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