Minced Squab with Lettuce Cups

Preparation info

  • Serves


    as an appetizer .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

Each guest wraps some of the squab mixture in a lettuce cup. In Chinese etiquette the package is eaten with chopsticks, but it is easier to handle with the hands. The dish usually is served as an early course, functioning as a sort of salad, served with deep-fried transparent noodles.


  • 2 squabs, 1 lb. each
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil


  • Mincing, stir-frying
  • May be prepared in advance through step 12.
  • Suggested Beverage: Gamay, Beaujolais, or light Spanish red wine
  • Using a thin cleaver, cut away the wings.