Vietnamese nems with herb salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 449 calories / serving
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Heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan and sauté the chicken, spring onion and mushrooms for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted. Add the soy sauce, white wine vinegar, sugar and pepper, stir well and set to one side.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based saucepan to 180°C.

Lay the damp filo pastry on a flat surface. Brush the edges with the beaten egg and spoon tablespoons of the filling neatly towards the base of the wrapper. Fold the ends in neatly and roll up into a finger.

Arrange on a lined baking tray and deep-fry in batches for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper. Arrange a mixture of the herbs in serving bowls and top with the nems.

*This recipe is very indulgent so shouldn't be eaten too often. But it's perfect for those special occasions.

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  • Ingredients

  • 50ml sesame oil
  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 100g button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1l vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 4 sheets filo pastry, kept damp under a cloth
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • small handful coriander leaves
  • sprigs of basil
  • basil leaves
  • Energy 1875kj 449kcal 22%
  • Fat 25g 36%
  • Saturates 3g 17%
  • Sugars 5g 5%
  • Salt 0.9g 14%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.6g Protein 23.3g Fibre 1.8g


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