Spicy Pork San Choy Bau

San choy bau has an allure that everyone loves, yet few people prepare it at home. Easily prepared, you can find all the ingredients in your local supermarket. 

In this recipe, pork provides most of the energy, lean protein, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, along with choline, potassium, selenium, and zinc. In addition, vegetables provide vitamin A, manganese, and a variety of other nutrients.  

As with many Thai-style dishes, getting the right balance of flavours is important, so adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

Macros 

One serve provides 300 calories, 47 g protein, 8 g fat, 9 g net carbs and P:E = 2.7.

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 2

  • Scant amount preferred fat
  • 400 g (14 oz) lean ground pork
  • 1 tsp ground ginger (or fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp lemongrass powder (or fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or crushed fresh)
  • Three spring onions, chopped
  • One red chilli, sliced
  • One small carrot, julienned
  • Four tablespoons tamari
  • Juice of one lime
  • A handful of coriander, chopped
  • Six whole ice burg lettuce leaves to serve

Directions 

  • Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat. Add the fat. Once hot, add the ground pork and stir fry until cooked. 
  • Add the spices, stir through.
  • Add the spring onions, chilli and carrot, stir through.
  • Add the Tamari, coconut aminos and lime, stir through.
  • Add the chopped coriander, stir through. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve with lettuce leaves. Add a few spoonfuls of the spicy pork mixture to each leaf. Fold the leaf and eat.

Suitable for 

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San choy bao has an allure that everyone loves, yet few people prepare it at home. Easily prepared, you can find all the ingredients in your local supermarket. 

In this recipe, pork provides most of the energy, lean protein, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, along with choline, potassium, selenium, and zinc. In addition, vegetables provide vitamin A, manganese, and a variety of other nutrients.  

As with many Thai-style dishes, getting the right balance of flavours is important, so adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

Macros 

One serve provides 300 calories, 47 g protein, 8 g fat, 9 g net carbs and P:E = 2.7.

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 2

  • Scant amount preferred fat
  • 400 g (14 oz) lean ground pork
  • 1 tsp ground ginger (or fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp lemongrass powder (or fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or crushed fresh)
  • Three spring onions, chopped
  • One red chilli, sliced
  • One small carrot, julienned
  • Four tablespoons tamari
  • Juice of one lime
  • A handful of coriander, chopped
  • Six whole ice burg lettuce leaves to serve

Directions 

  • Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat. Add the fat. Once hot, add the ground pork and stir fry until cooked. 
  • Add the spices, stir through.
  • Add the spring onions, chilli and carrot, stir through.
  • Add the Tamari, coconut aminos and lime, stir through.
  • Add the chopped coriander, stir through. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve with lettuce leaves. Add a few spoonfuls of the spicy pork mixture to each leaf. Fold the leaf and eat.

Suitable for 

This recipe is featured in the following recipe books optimised for nutrient density.  Follow the links below to find more nutrient-dense recipes optimised for YOUR goal.   

Nutrient Optimiser

Take your nutrition to the next level with Nutrient Optimiser and get your free food list and more recipes based on your goals.  Nutrient Optimiser is designed to be the quickest and easiest way to optimise your nutrition at the micronutrient level.  

Our recipe database contains over five hundred recipes to ensure you get the nutrition you need to thrive.  When you track your current diet for a few days, Nutrient Optimiser will identify foods that are missing macro and micronutrients in your diet.