Monday, July 30, 2012

Turmeric And Honey Chicken Stir Fry 黃薑蜜糖雞 - "Malaysian Monday 82"



I am going to start the week with a Malaysian Monday post before I continue with more tasty Japanese treats.... thought I might set a good example as a host and spruik for some much needed entries before the roundup next Monday.

While there are many more Malaysian classics that I have yet to share with you, I decided on this brightly coloured childhood favourite of mine instead. The origin of the dish is a little unclear but It is  believed to be invented by my aunt using some leftover satay marinade in a stir fry.

Often sliced wing beans are added to the dish to encourage the consumption of vegetables among the young. Here I have replaced the elusive wing bean with some snow peas for some extra colour and texture, I think Thai baby eggplants will be a great substitute too. Adjust the amount of chilies in the spice mix to suit your family's taste, they are often left out when I cook it for non chili lovers or children.



recipe from the tummies' kitchen
serves 4 as part of a Malaysian meal
you'll need;
oil for cooking
500 g of skinless chicken thighs, cut into manageable pieces
1 tbs of spice mix (see below)
1 tbs of turmeric powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 an onion, peeled and cut into chunks
a handful of snow peas, topped and tailed and each sliced into 3 crosswise
1 cup of stock
2 tbs of honey or brown sugar
5 whole bird chilies

for the spice mix;
3 large shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 lemongrass (white part only) chopped
5 cm piece of ginger, chopped
5 candlenuts, chopped
3 bird chilies (optional)
1.5 tbs of turmeric powder
1/2 tbs of cumin powder
1/2 tbs of coriander powder
1/2 tbs of salt



First prepare the spice mix but putting all wet spices in a blender and process until you get a fine paste, mix in the dry spices and set aside.



Cut chicken into bite size pieces and marinate with a little salt and a tbs each of the spice mix and turmeric powder. Let chicken to marinate for at least an hour.



Prepare the onion and snow peas.



Brown chicken with a little oil until golden all over, remove and set aside.



Add 3 tbs of cooking oil to a hot wok and saute the spice mix on medium heat until the oil separate (~5 to 8 minutes).



Add the chicken and onion to the wok and stir fry in the spice mix for a minute before adding the stock and honey, continue to cook for a further 30 seconds.



Finally add in the snow peas and chilies and cook for a further 30 seconds, check for seasonings.



Serve with plenty of steamed rice or as a side dish for nasi lemak (coconut rice)




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7 comments:

  1. I think the boys are going to love this. Adding vegetable to the dish is a good idea.

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  2. Oh this is yummy but seem complicated to cook, I see so many ingredients I faint liao lol. So coincidence I just posted a chicken dish too, will join in. thanks.

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  3. Oh yum, this looks so delicious, love the idea of the nasi lemak too.

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  4. Hi ,

    Looks YYummYYY !!!

    Very different dish :)

    Neat presentation :))

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  5. This is a must try.... turmeric has a lot of goodness for health!

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  6. Hi I just made this yesterday and would like to report that it is a success!! yum. I made a mistake by marinating the chicken with the whole marinade instead of with just turmeric and salt, so i just fry the whole thing up and add water after i think the chook's cooked enough. still ends up really yum!

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