Floating purses in coconut milk

Thai food


Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 25-30 minutes
375 g (12 oz) minced chicken
3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 coriander roots and stalks,
3 finely chopped
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
40 wonton sheets, 7 cm
(3 inches) square
400 ml (14 fl oz) can Kin Dee Coconut milk
350 ml (12 fl oz) vegetable or chicken stock
3 x 12 cm (5 inch) stalks lemon grass, bruised, sliced diagonally
2.5 cm (1 inch) galangal, thinly scraped, finely sliced
4 shallots, cut in half
150 g (5 oz) button mushrooms, wiped
2-3 small chillis, bruised
2-2½ tablespoons Kin Dee Fish sauce
4-5 tablespoons lime juice
8 cherry tomatoes spinach leaves, to serve
Mix the chicken, garlic, chopped coriander and pepper together. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the mixture into the middle of each wonton sheet. Brush the edge with water and gather up, squeezing the corners together to make a little purse. Lay on a tray and repeat until you have used up all the filling and sheets.
Cook the wonton purses in boiling water for about.
2-3 minutes or until they float up. Lift the purses out with a slotted spoon and drop into a bowl of cold water. Put the coconut milk, stock, lemon grass, galangal, coriander, and shallots in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the mushrooms and chilies and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the fish sauce and lime juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Drain the cooked wontons and spoon into the stock saucepan. Add the cherry tomatoes in the last few seconds, taking care not to let them lose their shape.
Place a handful of spinach leaves into each serving bowl. Divide and spoon the hot and sour soup with wontons into each serving bowl.
For floating purses & noodles in coconut milk, cook the purses, drain, and place in a bowl of water. Cook 125 g (4 oz) mung bean vermicelli in the same boiling water for 1 minute or until soft, then drain and place in a bowl of water. Boil together the coconut milk, stock, lemon grass, galangal, and coriander as above. Add the purses and noodles and adjust to taste with fish sauce and lime. Spoon into serving bowls with spinach leaves.
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