Minggu, 24 Januari 2010

Ayam Bakar Padang (Padang Grilled Chicken)

Ingredients:

* 2 whole chicken, cut into quarters
* 8 shallots, thinly sliced
* 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
* 2 glasses coconut milk
* 4 cm galangal, bruised
* 1 tbs tamarind juice
* 2 tbs vegetable oil

Spice paste ingredients:

* 8 candle nuts
* 6 red chilies
* 4 cm ginger
* 2 cm turmeric
* 1 tsp pepper seeds
* salt to taste

Directions:

* Grind spice paste ingredients in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle into a fine paste.
* Saute minced shallots until yellowed. Add spice paste, lemongrass, galangal. Continue stir-frying until fragrant. Pour 2 glasses of water and tamarind juice. Stir to combine. Let it simmer until the chicken is tender.
* Add coconut milk. Continue simmering and stirring until oil starts to come out. Remove.
* Grill chicken until browned on both sides.
* Remove and serve. If there is leftover of spice mixture, sprinkle it over chicken.

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