Saturday, February 23, 2008

ayam bakar bumbu rujak (hot grilled chicken)

This chicken is worth to try, excellent !. Serve with warm steamed rice.

Pardon me with the ugly picture below, yet looks horrible, but seriously, it is super ggoodd..d

Ingredients :

  1. 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces, clean, and rub well with lime juice then set aside.
  2. 2 cm (3/4 inch) galangal root, peeled and bruised
  3. 1 - 2 stalk lemon grass (part of bottom third only), bruised
  4. 2 bay leaves
  5. 200 ml coconut milk
  6. 1 tbs tamarind juice
  7. 1 tbs kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

Spice Paste :

  1. 6 shallots
  2. 4 cloves garlic
  3. 4 candlenuts or substitute with macadamia nuts (before you grind the nuts, you need to dry fry the nuts first without any oil in a skillet over low heat until fragrant, about 3 min)
  4. 1 tsp corriander powder
  5. 2 red chilies
  6. 4 bird's eye chillies
  7. 1 cm turmeric root, peeled and sliced or turmeric powder should be oke
  8. 1 tbs gula jawa (palm sugar)
  9. salt to taste

Method :

  • heat the oil in a wok until hot, add the spice paste, galangal, lemon grass, bay leaves. Stir fry over low to medium heat until fragrant. Add chicken and cook until the chicken change colour
  • add coconut milk, tamarind juice. Cook chicken turning it from time to time until the sauce is absorbed and dries to a paste (about 15 min). Add kecap manis and mix well.
  • remove the chicken from the wok, coat well with the sauce on all sides, then grill under the broiler or on a barbecue until golden brown on all sides (10-15 min)

ini salah satu masakan andalan bw menjamu orang asing, percaya deh, mereka pada suka. Asal jangan extreme yah pedesnya.

source : dapur enji.