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Vietnamese Chicken Bun Cha Pho

Serves 4

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RECIPE DETAILS
RANGE VITALITY
SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

For the pho broth
chicken stock
2l
piece fresh ginger, grated
15g
garlic cloves, grated
2
star anise
2
kaffir lime leaves
2
soy sauce, tamari
5ml
peppercorns
3
red chilli
1
vermicelli rice noodles
133g
fish sauce
10ml
For the chicken balls
chicken mince (light meat)
330g
red chillies
spring onions, very finely sliced
30g
fresh coriander, chopped
5g
fish sauce
10ml
kaffir lime, zest only
1
sunflower oil
½ tbsp
pepper
1g
To serve
spring onions, finely sliced
30g
beansprouts
100g
coriander leaves
30g
lime, cut into 6 wedges
1

METHOD

For the pho broth, pour the chicken stock into a large heavy-based saucepan.
Add the ginger, garlic, star anise, kaffir lime leaves and peppercorns.
Roughly chop one of the chillies and add to the stock.
Heat the stock to a gentle simmer and allow simmering for 30 minutes.
Place the noodles in a bowl. Pour boiling water over the noodles and leave to stand for ten minutes (or cook according to packet instructions). Drain and set aside.
Strain the stock to remove the herbs and spices and return the strained liquid to the pan and add the 2tbsp of fish sauce.
For the chicken balls, de-seed and finely chop the red chillies and process.
Add the chicken, spring onions, coriander, 2tbsp of fish sauce and the kaffir lime zest and blend until mixed together.
Roll the chicken mixture into bite-sized balls and place in the fridge for ten minutes.
Heat a large frying pan. Add the oil and then the chicken balls and stir–fry over a high heat for 6-7 minutes, until golden brown and almost cooked through.
You will to keep them moving all the time to ensure they colour evenly.
Just before serving, add the chicken balls to the stock to cook thoroughly.
Serve as pictured.

KEY NUTRIENTS

Nutrient
Per 100g
% RNI
Per 479g
% RNI
Energy kJ
211
2%
1009
12%
Energy kcal
50
2%
239
11%
0.7g
1%
3.2g
4%
0.1g
0%
0.1g
2%
0.5g
0%
0.5g
1%
0.21g
5%
1.55g
25%
Protein
4.9g
-
23.2g
-
Carbohydrates
6.2g
-
29.6g
-

Reference: Intake of an Average Adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)

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