Steamed chicken in banana leaves

Steamed chicken in banana leaves


To make the spice paste: finely dice all the ingredients (except the oil). Heat the oil, add the spice paste and fry over a medium heat. Remove from the stove and allow to cool. Combine the remaining ingredients except for the banana leaves and mix well until the chicken and mushrooms have a good coating of spice mix. Briefly place the individual banana leaves on the hot Tepan cooktop. Place 3 tablespoons of the chicken mix on each banana leaf and roll up. Use bamboo skewers or toothpicks to seal the ends. Steam the parcels in the bamboo basket for four minutes then grill on the Tepan for three minutes over a low heat.


Spice paste:
• 10 g garlic, peeled and finely chopped
• 50 g shallots, peeled and finely chopped
• 25 g ginger, peeled and finely grated
• 20 g large red chillies, halved, deseeded and finely sliced
• 25 g cashew nuts, roasted and crushed
• Salt
• Ground white pepper
• 3 tbsp vegetable oil

• 2 eggs, well whisked
• 60 ml coconut milk
• 50 g spring onions, finely sliced
• 500 g chicken thighs, boned and chopped into
1.5 cm pieces
• 125 g shiitake mushrooms, diced
• 8 banana leaves, cut into rectangles measuring approx. 25 x 18 cm