- Chicken thigh fillets 4
- Valcom Panaeng curry paste 1/2 jar
- TCC coconut milk 1/2 cup
- Corn flour 1/2 cup
- Rice flour 1/2 cup
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Vermicelli noodles 250g
- Lebanese cucumber 2
- Carrots 2
- Red capsicum 1
- Spring onion 6 stalks
- Coriander handful
- Sweet chili sauce 1/2 cup
- Squid brand Fish sauce 3 tablespoon
- Rice vinegar 2 tablespoon
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- Peanuts chopped 2 handful
- To marinate the Panaeng chicken poppers: mix 1/2 a jar of Valcom Panaeng curry paste with 1/2 cup coconut milk. Cut chicken thigh fillets into approx 1.5-2cm chunks and marinate in the curry coconut mix for at least an hour or overnight.
- For the noodles: Cook 250g of vermicelli noodles in boiling water until just tender. Tip into a colander and run under cold water immediately to make sure they don’t keep cooking.
- For the salad: Cut or grate 2 carrots, 2 Lebanese cucumbers and 1 red capsicum into matchstick size pieces. Slice 1 baby cos lettuce and about 6 spring onion stalks (only green bit.) Mix cool noodles and vegetables together in a salad bowl.
- To make dressing mix:half a cup of sweet chilli sauce with 3tablespoons of fish sauce and 2 tablespoons white vinegar and 3 tablespoon of boiling water to thin it out a bit. Taste dressing and if you wish you can adjust the sweet, sour, salty flavors by adding more of the sweet chili, vinegar or fish sauce respectively until it tastes just right for you.
- To cook the chicken poppers: mix 1/2 cup of rice flour and 1/2 cup of corn flour. Coat marinated chicken in the flour mix. Heat about 3cm of vegetable oil in a saucepan on medium heat until a wooden spoon handle bubbles. Cook chicken in batches for about 4 minutes until golden and crunchy. Drain on paper towel and serve warm.
- To assemble: Put vermicelli noodle salad on a plate and drizzle salad dressing over the top. Add poppers on top of the salad and also top with chopped peanuts. Garnish with coriander if desired. Enjoy xx
Brands and product used
- Valcom - Curry Paste Panaeng