For the paste:
2 garlic cloves
1 banana shallot
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 stalk lemongrass
2 green bird eye chillies
½ tsp turmeric
Handful of large thai basil leaves
1 tbsp light soy sauce
For the curry:
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 free range chicken breasts, about 280g
120 mix of oyster and shiitake mushrooms
400mil coconut milk
300ml fresh chicken stock
100g baby corn
100g sugar snaps
100g bean sprouts
Sliced red chilli and extra herbs to garnish
Rice and lime to serve
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Start with making the curry paste. Roughly chop the garlic, shallot and the lemon grass. Place in a food processor or a small blender and blitz. Half the chillies, peel the ginger and roughly chop, add to the blender along with the Thai basil leaves, 2 of the lime leaves and the coriander, stalks too. Add in the juice of the lime and all the remaining paste ingredients and blitz until a thick green paste forms.
In a medium sautee pan, heat the sesame oil on a high heat. Cut the chicken into strips and add to the hot oil to brown. Roughly tear the mushrooms and add to the pan too. Once they have both started to colour turn the pan down so as not to over colour and stir through the curry paste. Stir to coat completely and cook for a further couple of minutes. At this point add in the chicken and the coconut milk, zest in the lime and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes.
After this time, half the corn lengthways and add to the pan. Chop any large sugar snaps in half too and add in. Cook for 2 minutes and then stir in the bean sprouts for a further minute. Serve with steamed rice, lime wedges and garnish with chillies, coriander and thai basil.