Southern Thai Style Savory Eggs Mousse

This chile pepper originated in the mountains of South America and Mexico. Because of their appearance they are often called “Manzano” which means apple chile. This pepper can only be grown in these regions at elevations above 5000′ therefore making these very rare in the US.These chiles are unique in that they are the only ones that have black seeds. They are very hot and meaty. Rocotos are chopped and used in salsas or sometimes stuffed with cheese and meat and then baked.

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3 large eggs
6 Tbsp coconut cream
1 1/2 Tbsp liquid fermented shrimp paste

Chopped shallots
Chopped spring onions
Chopped rocoto chiles
Chopped yard long beans
Deep fried crispy garlic


Lightly beat eggs with coconut cream. Strain. Add fermented shrimp paste. Pour into individual serving dishes with lids or cover each with aluminum foil.

Place dishes into a steamer and bring water to a slow simmer. Steam for about 12 minutes.

Sprinkle with all toppings except fried garlic and steam for another minute. Sprinkle with crispy garlic and serve immediately.

Serves 3.

Adapted from a recipe from