Minced Chicken & Prawn Parcels

Product code: MCP

This dish is so easy to make, versatile and fun to eat. I try to combine different vegetables with different textures. Here I served it as a starter but I also serve this as canapés using baby gem lettuce instead. Alternatively you can put the whole wok in the middle of the table with ample of lettuces and toppings and ask people to help themselves. A squeeze of lime before eating freshens the whole dish up!

Serves: 4 - 6 (for starter)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Effort: Easy

  • 150g minced chicken
  • 150g raw prawns, chopped
  • 1 medium size carrot, finely chopped
  • 10 green beans finely chopped
  • 50g glass noodles
  • 2 lemongrass, finely chopped, tender parts only
  • 1 birds eye chilli, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 150g peanuts, coarsely crushed
  • 1 iceberg lettuce / 2 babygem lettuces
  • Wedges of lime to serve


  • 1 ½ tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • A crack of black or white pepper
  • ½ tsp of rice wine vinegar
  1. Soak glass noodles with boiling hot water and leave for 5 minutes. Drained and run under cold water. Using a scissors cut them into little pieces.
  2. Heat oil in the wok, add garlic, chillies and lemongrass until fragrant, add green beans and carrots. Stir fry for 2 minutes until vegetables lose their rawness but maintain the crunch
  3. Add the chicken and break them into small pieces while mixing with the vegetables. Once the chicken turns opaque and start to cook through, add the prawns. Season with oyster and fish sauce. Cook for another 1 -2 minutes
  4. Add the noodles and mix well, cook for another minute and make sure chicken and prawns are cooked. Add rice wine vinegar, mix well and turn off the heat. Set aside and cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Peel the leaves of the lettuce carefully. Using scissors, following the curve of the leave, cut away the green floppy leave. You are then left with a firmer section, which acts like a cup. Spoon the mixture on the lettuce and sprinkle liberally with peanuts. Squeeze a little lime juice on top before eating.

Note: If the iceberg lettuce is too fiddly, use babygem lettuces. They make smaller but more parcels.