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Coconut  Chicken Curry Parcels   HT  MC  Cambodian 100mins


Cambodian Name: Amok Moan 


Serves 4    Hot  Poultry  Main Course  Dairy Free  Eggless  Cambodia  Asia Asian


2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 Red Onion, chopped

5cm/2-inches Fresh Root Ginger, chopped
2 tbsp chopped Lemon Grass or 2 teasp Ground Lemon Grass
˝ teasp Ground Turmeric

˝ teasp Curry Powder
2 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 tbsp Sugar
˝ teasp salt

1 x 400g/14oz  tin Coconut Milk

350g/12oz  Boneless chicken breasts,

cut into very thin slices about 2.5cm/1-inch long
4-8 Banana leaves (depending on size)  or 8 large Dark Green Cabbage Leaves


1. Place the garlic, onion, ginger, lemon grass, turmeric, curry powder, fish sauce and sugar in a blender or food processor and process until well blended.

2. Add the coconut milk and process again until thoroughly mixed.


3. Transfer the coconut mixture to a medium saucepan and bring to simmering point, stirring. Continue to cook gently for about 10 minutes until thickened. 

4. Meanwhile, if using cabbage greens, place them in a large saucepan,  cover with boiling water and set aside to soften. If using banana leaves, cut into pieces about 20cm/8-inches square.


5. Place the chicken in a bowl, season with a little salt then pour over half the hot coconut sauce and mix well. Set the remaining sauce aside.

6. Place 1/8th of the chicken mixture in the centre of each leaf and fold the edges over to form secure parcels, making sure you tuck the edges under. 

7.  Steam the parcels for 1 hour.

8. 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, gently reheat the remaining sauce.


9. To serve - make a small opening down the centre of each parcel and spoon the remaining coconut sauce into the opening.

Serve immediately with rice.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Brown  to  -  To fry in very shallow  fat  over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the juices.

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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