Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fragrant Chicken with Lemongrass

I saw this very interesting dish at Jun's blog the other day and I just have to cook it. I made minor changes to the ingredients since I don't have it in my pantry.

Ingredients :

1 chicken - cut to bit side pieces
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of salt
Juice of one lemon
3 tbsp of flour - for coating the chicken

Blended ingredients :

3 shallots
5 cloves of garlic
1" of ginger
2 stalk of lemon grass - used the tender part

3 tbsp of sambal olek
2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
3 green chilies - sliced
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste

1) Marinate the chicken with turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice for an hour.
2) Coat the chicken with flour and then fry till golden brown. Drain the oil.
3) Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the pan and then saute the blended ingredients until lightly brown and fragrant.
4) Add in the sambal olek, soy sauce and seasonings and cook for 1 min.
5) Add in the chicken, chilies and stir-fry till the sauce is well coated with the chicken.
6) Serve with warm rice.

11 comments:

beachlover said...

Gert...your lemongrass chicken look so spicy and yummy!!..I don't have the chance to cook lemongrass yet,coz no fresh lemongrass with me now..I'm going to city soon if not too cold,hope I can get some lemongrass for storing.oh!! yeah,I can cook with edamame just bought from Trader's Joe...see your pix make me hungry!!lol!!

Jane of All Trades said...

Gert, this looks good. Is the taste like your other Lemongrass Chicken dish?
BTW, saw that green kueh you made for Ray See's party, will you be posting that recipe??? I've been wanting to eat that kueh but don't know its name or have the recipe. Last I ate it was 13 years ago.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
You make me drool and drool and DROOL... Lemon grass chicken so sedap... I always wanted to cook some Malaysian dishes but how to cook for just myself to eat... Manyak susah lah... Any Malaysian live in Richmond?

I Cook4Fun said...

Beachlover, I used the frozen lemongrass that comes in a container. Is all chopped up and ready to used. Look for it in the freezer the next time you go shopping at the Thai grocery store.

JOAT, this dish taste different because of the sambal olek and black soy sauce. Personally I prefer this dish. I will be posting the Kuih Bakar here soon. Stay tune for that :)

Cat, you can cooked 1/2 chicken for this dish then eat it for lunch and dinner or the very next day. This dish taste beter the next day :) I will usually do that if I cook only for myself :)

Rita Ho said...

This looks really good, Gert. Will try to get some lemon grass this weekend. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

sounds like we gonna celebrate soon when we meet up!!! lol! twink! twink! twink!

Sagari said...

what a lovely hicken recipe looks delecious

Kak Elle said...

Hi thanx for sharing the recipe may give it a try one day:)

an early xmas wishes to you.

I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, is better you get those ready chopped lemongrass from the freezer.

BBO, sounds good to me :)

Sagari, thanks for stopping by. Will hop over to your blog too :)

Kak Elle, is nice to see you here. Thanks for stopping by. Thank you for the wishes.

Jun :) said...

aiyoo Gert, u punyer nampak sedap sgt..pagi2 ni , breakfast pon belum..hahaha, looks really yummy!

I Cook4Fun said...

Jun, mine nampak merah sikit because I didn't put much kicap hitam :)