Thai chicken wraps with nam jihm dressing

These tempting Thai inspired wraps from Ian Pengelley make moreish light bites.
By Ian Pengelley
Thai chicken wraps with nam jihm dressing
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 1 small chicken breast, cooked and cut into small dice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp deep fried shallots
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp roasted coconut
  • 1 small bird's eye chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, roughly torn

For the Nam Jihm Dressing:

  • 1 bird's eye chilli
  • 5 red chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 2cm knob ginger, finely chopped
  • handfuls coriander, including roots
  • 4 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • juice of 6 limes
  • 60 g palm sugar
  • fish sauce, to taste

To serve:

  • 4 betal leaves, iceberg wedges or gem lettuce
  • 100 g thai rice, dry roasted until golden then grind to powder

Tips and Suggestions

Nam Jihm means chilli lime

Method

1. Make the Nam Jihm dressing. Using a pestle and mortar, pound the chillies, ginger, coriander and garlic with the salt.

2. Add to this the limejuice, sugar and fish sauce. It should taste hot, sour and sweet.

3. For the wraps, mix the chicken together with the remaining wrap ingredients and stir in 2 tablespoons of the Nam Jihm dressing.

4. Spoon the mixture into the chosen leaves, sprinkle with the rice powder and serve immediately.

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