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Thai Chicken lettuce cups



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That Chicken lettuce cups

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 cm lemon grass stalk
  • 1 Kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 cm raw ginger
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce, or 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 12 Lettuce leave cups, or spinach leaves

Recipe's preparation

    That Chicken Lettuce Cups
  1. Cube the chicken breasts and freeze for 15 minutes.

    Place lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf, garlic, ginger in the TM Bowl and chop Speed 7 for 2 seconds, scrape down and repeat 3 or 4 times.

    Then add the slightly frozen chicken breast. Turbo on 2 seconds 5 or 6 times, or up to 9 or 10 times until the chicken is all chopped. Then add the fish sauce or salt and chop on speed 8 for 20 seconds, it should now be very smooth, so sign of chicken fibres. 

    Use the spatula to move the mixture from between the blades so you can insert the butterfly securely. Add the coconut cream and slowly go to speed 4, mix for 20 seconds until whipped and creamy looking. 

    Spoon the mixture into a bowl as much as possible, then put the bowl with the butterly still in place back on the base and flick the remaining chicken mixture off at speed 4 for 2 seconds. Scrape out what is now on the side of the bowl to add to the bowl of mixture. 

    Wash out the TM bowl and lid, put 1 litre of water in the bowl and set to varoma, 25 minutes, speed 2.

    Put some baking paper on the Varoma bowl and tray - make sure there are plenty of holes showing so the steam can circulate. 

    Put the lettuce or spinach leaves on a board, spoon or pipe the chicken mixture into the leaves and roll up if necessary (or use 2 spoons to make quenelles). Place in the Varoma dish and tray and steam for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on size, check they are cooked all the way through).


    Serve as hors d'oeurve or with noodles and vegetables as main course.



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Alternatively bake the quenelle shapes on an oven tray for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.

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