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Thai Mushroom & Chicken Meatballs

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooks In: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

400 g button, cup or flat mushrooms
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bunch coriander
3 green onions (shallots), roughly chopped
400 g chicken mince
2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 egg, beaten
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil, for cooking
Iceberg lettuce leaves, sweet chilli sauce & lime wedges, to serve

Method

1

Finely chop mushrooms by hand or alternatively, pulse in a food processor to finely chop.

2

Heat 1 tbs oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes or until all moisture has evaporated. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Drain any excess moisture and transfer mushrooms to a bowl. Wipe pan clean.

3

Clean and cut two roots from coriander. Place roots into a food processor, add green onions and 1 cup coriander leaves. Pulse until finely chopped. Add coriander mixture, mince, curry paste, egg and breadcrumbs to mushrooms Mix until well combined. Shape 1 tbs of mixture into balls with damp hands. Place onto a tray, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour if time permits (this helps hold meatballs together when cooking).

4

Heat remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in batches, shaking pan often, for 8-10 minutes or until just cooked through. Serve with lettuce leaves, sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges.

Ingredients

 400 g button, cup or flat mushrooms
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 bunch coriander
 3 green onions (shallots), roughly chopped
 400 g chicken mince
 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
 1 egg, beaten
 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
 Vegetable oil, for cooking
 Iceberg lettuce leaves, sweet chilli sauce & lime wedges, to serve

Directions

1

Finely chop mushrooms by hand or alternatively, pulse in a food processor to finely chop.

2

Heat 1 tbs oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes or until all moisture has evaporated. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Drain any excess moisture and transfer mushrooms to a bowl. Wipe pan clean.

3

Clean and cut two roots from coriander. Place roots into a food processor, add green onions and 1 cup coriander leaves. Pulse until finely chopped. Add coriander mixture, mince, curry paste, egg and breadcrumbs to mushrooms Mix until well combined. Shape 1 tbs of mixture into balls with damp hands. Place onto a tray, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour if time permits (this helps hold meatballs together when cooking).

4

Heat remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in batches, shaking pan often, for 8-10 minutes or until just cooked through. Serve with lettuce leaves, sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges.

Thai Mushroom & Chicken Meatballs

Tags:

 Appetiser, Asian, Chicken

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