Annabel Karmel’s lettuce ‘boats’ with marinated steak

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Swap tortillas for healthy leaves

  • 300g sirloin steak, sliced into strips
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • 4 tbsp sweetcorn
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • Little gem or iceberg lettuce leaves


  • Step 1

    Mix the steak, 1tbsp of oyster sauce and the honey together and leave to marinate for an hour or so.

  • Step 2

    Heat a wok until hot. Add 1tbsp of oil, then quickly fry the beef until browned and just cooked. Transfer to a plate.

  • Step 3

    Add the remaining oil to the wok. Add the sliced onions, pepper, mushrooms and ginger, and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the sweetcorn, remaining oyster sauce and soy sauce, and toss over the heat.

  • Step 4

    Return the beef to the wok and toss together with the vegetables.

  • Step 5

    Arrange the lettuce leaves on a platter and fill with the beef mixture.

Experiment with the fillings – swap the beef for chicken and add chilli to spice up adult portions.

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