Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps

Hello Dear Reader,

Have you been having a nice summer?

I had a lovely time visiting my dad in Northern Ireland while my mum was having an exciting adventure in Mongolia with her bothers and sisters! I also met up with my three best friends from school days – we haven’t all been together for years but it was like we had just seen each other yesterday – it’s a beautiful feeling rekindling old friendships with wonderful people.

Mr Vohn and I have had lots of fun days out too, including at the Edinburgh Foodies Festival. They had advertised Vietnamese street food but I couldn’t find the booth, so I created this quick and easy Vietnamese-style recipe instead!

 

Vietnamese-style chicken and prawns

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Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps – recipe

  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 3½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 175g prawns (I used pre-cooked but raw is fine too)
  • 1 tbsp oil (I use cold-pressed rapeseed oil as it is produced locally to me)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated root ginger
  • ½ stalk lemongrass, finely chopped
  • coriander leaves, freshly chopped
  • lettuce leaves, for serving

Vietnamese-style dipping sauce – method

1) Finely chop the chilli Chopped chilli

2) Dissolve 2 tbsp sugar in 3 tbsp hot water. Add the juice of 1 lime, 2½ tbsp fish sauce and ¼ of the chilli. Stir and set aside for flavours to mingle and develop.

Vietnamese dipping sauce

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Vietnamese Style Chicken and Prawn – method

1) Cut the chicken into large chunks and pop into a blender with the prawns.

Chopped chicken

2) Pulse in blender until chicken and prawns are minced but not smooth

Blended chicken

3) Heat a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the oil and the chicken/prawn mix. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the ginger, lemon grass and remaining chilli. Stir fry for another minute.
Add the juice and zest of 1 lime, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 1 tbsp sugar. Cook another 1-2 minutes.

Fried chicken

4) Place in a serving bowl and scatter with coriander

Vietnamese-style chicken and prawns

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Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps

Serve with the dipping sauce and lettuce leaves for wrapping.
To eat: take a lettuce leaf, add a spoonful of chicken, top with a teaspoonful of sauce and roll up to eat. Delicious!

Vietnamese-style chicken and prawn wraps

This Vietnamese-style dish is quick to make, fun to eat and low-fat too, so dig in!

Vohn
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P.S. I am entering my Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps into a couple of blogger challenges…

Cooking with Herbs run by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage

Cooking with herbs

Your Best Recipe run by Nancy at Spicie Foodie

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6 comments

  1. I am SO sorry for the VERY late reply Vohn – things have been VERY hectic here in Lavender and Lovage Towers – friends and family staying and lots of work too! This is a FAB herby recipe, thanks, and thanks so much for adding it to Cooking with Herbs for August! Karen xxx

    • No worries Karen – I have been following your recent gallivanting around the world – it looks like you are having a fantastic time “working”! Love your job! 😉

    • Thanks Michaela! Give them a go – they are really easy to make. 🙂

  2. Believe it or not, I had my very first Vietnamese meal just a few weeks ago. Wow! I’ve been missing out. I’d really like to try making Vietnamese food at home now. This recipe will be a good start. Thanks! 🙂

    • You have indeed been missing out Katie – enjoy your journey into Vietnamese food! 🙂

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