Lettuce Cups with Chilli Chia Beef Stir FryFor this dish, ideally marinade the meat overnight, as the texture and flavour of the beef benefits from the additional time in the marinade. Have the lettuce, scallions and red chilli prepared. These cups will only take moments to assemble, once the meat is cooked.
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp soy sauce
2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
250g fillet beef steak
1tbsp olive oil
4 scallions, finely sliced
2 gem lettuces
1 tbsp whole chia seeds
2 scallions, finely sliced
1 red chilli, finely sliced
- Place the chilli, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir together and add the strips of beef. Stir well to combine. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge to marinade for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- Add the olive oil to a wok and place over a high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated beef and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.
- Add the scallions and season with a little salt and pepper and continue to cook for another minute.
- Place the lettuce leaves on a plate and fill each one with the stir-fried beef and scallion. Sprinkle over the chia seeds, the remaining slices of scallions, and, for those that like things spicy, some finely sliced red chilli. Alternatively, serve the sliced fresh chilli and scallions in a little bowl alongside the cups, for your guests to garnish as they like.