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The Best San Choy Bow



8 portion(s)

mince meat

  • 40 grams sesame seeds or peanuts, dry roasted or toasted
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 cm piece ginger, peeled, just scrape the skin off with a sharp knife
  • 1 small piece red chilli, deseeded - optional
  • 15 grams peanut oil
  • 500 grams pork mince
  • 1 x 230g gram tin of water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 30 grams oyster sauce
  • 30 grams soy sauce/tamari
  • 15 grams Shao Shing Chinese wine
  • 8 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and trimmed
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Describe the preparation steps of your recipe

  2. 1. Place the seeds or peanuts into your TM bowl, and dry roast for 8 mins/100 deg/sp 1.

    2. Place onion, garlic, ginger and chilli into TM bowl and chop for  5 sec/sp 7.

    3. Add peanut oil and saute for 3 mins/Varoma/sp 1.

    4. Remove mixture from bowl and set aside.

    5. Add a few cups of water to the bowl to steam the pork (no need to wash the bowl)

    6. Add the minced pork to the rice basket and cook for 10-12 min/ VaromaCounter-clockwise operation Gentle stir setting. Check that the meat is cooked.

    7. Remove the cooked pork, clean and dry bowl and then add back to the bowl the mince and onion mixure, add the water chestnuts, oyster sauce, soy sauce and Chinese wine and cook for a further 3-4 minutes / Varoma Counter-clockwise operation/Gentle stir setting

    8. Servce on Lettuce leaf cups




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Experiment with half pork and half chicken mince.

Try mincing your meat in the TM. See your Everyday Cookbook.

Add additional vegetables to bulk out the dish.

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  • Delicious thank you Will make again

    Submitted by Beceast on 8. June 2017 - 19:21.

    Delicious thank you. Will make again.

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  • Cooked this for dinner tonight for an easy quick...

    Submitted by mkscott on 21. February 2017 - 19:55.

    Cooked this for dinner tonight for an easy quick meal and it was delicious will definitely be making again! Loved it thank you highly recommend this recipe!

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  • This is our favourite San

    Submitted by Gorlin16 on 5. May 2016 - 19:43.

    This is our favourite San Choy Bow Thermomix recipe. The flavour is great and steaming the mince in the basket doesn't destroy it like cooking it in the bowl.

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