Chicken Cilantro Rolls

2 TBS oil
2 tsp curry paste, red or green
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 to 3 red chilies, diced
10 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten

Filling
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped garlic chives (green onions can be substituted in a pinch)
1 tsp curry paste
2 TBS of the chicken paste mixture

In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the curry paste, garlic, onion, and chilies until softened, about five minutes. Set aside to cool.

Blend the chicken with the cooled onion mixture and egg in a food processor.  You want to blend until you have a fairly smooth paste.

For the filling, process the herbs, curry paste and 2 tablespoons of the chicken paste until everything is thoroughly chopped.

To assemble the rolls, divide the chicken paste into six even portions and the cilantro paste into three even portions.  On 10-inch square piece of parchment or plastic wrap (I find the plastic wrap easier), spread one portion of the chicken paste into a 4 1/2 inch square.  Spread one portion of the cilantro paste on top, then cover with another portion of the chicken paste.  Lift the parchment paper or plastic to roll the square into a cylinder, like rolling sushi.  Twist the ends to seal.  Repeat the process two more times.

Gently steam over boiling water for 20 minutes.  Remove rolls from steamer and loosen the wrapping to let liquid drain off.  Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing into 1/2-inch thick diagonal slices.  These are equally delicious warm or cold.
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