Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lemongrass Chicken

I like to wish all my Muslim friends here and back home Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. During this time I will always remember the food that my muslim friends served during their open house. Like Lontong, Rendang, Serunding, Ketupat, Lemang and not to mentioned all the yummy cookies and cakes. So, I prepared this dish specially for Hari Raya even though I am not celebrate it but it kind of reminds me of home.

Ingredients :

Half Chicken (wash and cut into bite size pieces)
2 tbsp of turmeric powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 lemongrass - smash it with the back of your knife
1/2 cut of coconut milk

Blended Ingredients :

2 tomatoes
5 red chillies
1 big onions
4 cloves of garlic
1" ginger

1) Marinate chicken with salt, pepper and turmeric powder for an hour.
2) Blend the blended ingredients and set aside.
3) Heat up some oil in the wok and brown the chicken on both side. It don't have to be cook. Dish out and set aside. Remove the oil and leave about 2 tablespoon in the wok.
4) Saute the blended ingredients until fragrant.
5) Add in the chicken and lemongrass and stir fry for a few minutes.
6) Add in the coconut milk and simmer until the dish is dry and chicken is cook.
7) Check seasoning and dish out.
8) Serve with warm rice.


Big Boys Oven said...

Such a delicious lemomn grass dish, love it!

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Kiersten said...

I can eat this with just rice. Now, that's what I call a truly Malaysian dish.

Aiyah Nonya said...

Lemon grass chicken reminds me more of a vietnamese dish than any thing else.

I always associate lemang with Hari Raya Puasa, those BBQ at the road side.

And of course the Buka Puasa stalls all over town.

The Hari Raya Bazzar here was very boring........... :(

Beachlover said...

hmmmm..yummy dish....this kind of dish need rice,rice and rice!!I can just eat 2 plate of rice just with it!hahaha!!another simple recipe to share!Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, thank you. Will get in touch with both of you.

Pinky, is really good with warm rice.

Nonya, I do miss our Hari Raya Bazar back home. mmm this dish will be really good with Lemang :)

Beachlover, this dish easy. Not much prep work and cook really fast too.

pearly said...

I love this dish too I can eat 2 big bowl of rice wqith it mmm even I am on my diet hah I will forget about it and just eat it for today and diet tomorro xxxxxx
salamat hari raya to every one too

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, this lemongrass chicken looks good. I love any recipe with lemongrass. Ada umphhh!

NorthBorneoGirl said...

Like Zue I love any recipe with lemon grass .. will try to cook this soon .. btw made serunding for Raya .. LOVE it! .. thanks for ur serunding recipe ..

ICook4Fun said...

Pearly, :) :) eat first diet tomorrow :)

Zue, I too like to cook with lemongrass especially now with the ready bleanded kind. Senang.

Envy, I so glad you tried out the serunding. How long you have to stand in front of the stove to cook it ?

Retno Prihadana said...

You make me drooling. Looks really delicious!

Salt N Turmeric said...

oooh this looks so good. sounds easy to make too. just my kinda cooking! lol!
p.s selamat hari raya to u too! did u go to any raya do in PA?

ICook4Fun said...

Retno, memang sedap :)

PJ, Selamat Hari Raya. Banyak masak and buat kuih raya ke? I might visit Zue kat Harrisburg next week.

Geraldine said...

I tried out this recipe and it was a hit. Its an easy recipe to follow. I've too many tomatoes from the garden and what a nice way to use it up. I've never eaten this dish before and will definitely make it again. Thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

JOAT, I am glad your family like this dish. Where are you staying? My tomatoes stop growing because of the cold and there are some green ones left on the plant.

Jin Hooi said...

hey, thanks for sharing this recipe, i cooked this the other night and it was good !!