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Chicken Satay

 

Here is a sample recipe from Som's "Secrets of Thai Cooking":

 

Thai Chicken Satay

 

Curry Paste

Dried New Mexican Chili Pod 

Take out the seeds and soak the dried chili about 30 minutes.  Put in the food processor and process.

 

Satay Sauce

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2-3 Tablespoons Curry Paste

1 Tablespoon Masaman Curry

¼ Cup Chopped Red Onion or Shallots

½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander

1 ½ Cups Coconut Milk

½ Cup Water

¼ Teaspoon Salt

4-5 Tablespoons Palm Sugar

1 Tablespoon Concentrated Cooking Tamarind

1/3 Cup Unsalted Roasted Peanut (ground)

 

 

Bring your medium pot to high heat and add the oil.  Turn down the heat to medium and add the chili paste, Masaman curry paste and stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add the red onion or shallots, cumin and coriander and stir about one more minute.

 

Add the coconut milk and water to the pot and stir thoroughly and cook for about 6 minutes at high heat.  Lower the heat to medium and add the palm sugar, tamarind juice and salt. Stir and cook for 5 more minutes. Then add the peanuts into the pot and simmer about 20-30 minutes while stirring every so often.

 

Basting Sauce

1 Cup Coconut Milk

½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt

1 ½ Tablespoons Sugar

 

Mix everything together into the little pot and boil it up. YUM!

 

 

Marinade Chicken

3 Boneless Chicken Breasts or Chicken Tender

1 Pack Bamboo Sticks

1 Tablespoon Sugar

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Galangal

1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Turmeric Root

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Lemon Grass

2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander

½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin

½ Cup Coconut Milk

 

Cut the chicken breasts long ways into about 4 pieces and continue cutting to make slices that are about ¼ inch by no more than 4-5 inches. Grind galangal, turmeric root and lemon grass.

 

Marinate the chicken with the above mix for at least 30 minutes.  Stick the chicken on the bamboo sticks and put on the grill at low heat. While cooking the chicken for about 7 minutes dip or brush the chicken with the basting sauce that you already made.  Place back on the grill on the opposite side.  Dip the chicken again and cook 7 minutes more.  Continue grilling and dipping every seven minutes or so until the chicken is done.  Dipping about two times is generally sufficient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber Relish Sauce

 

1 Fresh Cucumber

¼ Cup Red Onion

2 Wholes Pickled Garlic

3-4 Thai Chilies

3 Tablespoons Sugar

4 Tablespoons Distilled White Vinegar

¼ Teaspoon Salt

 

 

Slice the red onion very thin. Dice the cucumber to approximately 1 cm. chunks. Cut the Thai chilies into hair sized slices.  Cut the pickled garlic to small pieces.

 

Mix everything into a medium bowl.

 

Serves 3-4

 

Take a look below at the other amazing dishes in Som's "Secrets of Thai Cooking" cookbook!

 

Thai Thai Spring Roll

 

 

Phuket Shrimp

 

Masaman Curry

 

Beef Sate and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

 

 Yellow Chicken Curry

 

Vietnamess Spring Rolls

 

 Shrimp & Mung Bean Noodles in Clay Pot

 

Fried Sausage Fried Rice

 

Banana & Coconut Dessert

 

 Red Beef Stir-Fry

 

Shrimp with Curry Powder

 

 Salmon Curry with Banana Leaf

 

 Pineapple Chicken Curry

 

 Muslim Style Salad

 

Kra Praow (Thai Hot Basil Stir-Fry & Pork)

 

Green Beef Curry

 

Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste

 

Crab Fried Rice

 

Bombay Curry with Beef

 

Honey BBQ Pork

 

Shu-Shee Plah (Cod Curry)

Stuffed Squid & Egg Tofu Soup

Thai Pudding

 

Beef Curry with Bamboo Shoot

 

Thai style Cashew Chicken

 

Rice Crackers Served with Minced Prawn Sauce

 

Garlic Chicken

 

Lahb (Spicy Chicken Salad)

 

Pork Panang Curry

 

Deep Fried Fish Curry

 

Salty Pork

 

Som Tam - Green Papaya Salad

 

Thai Custard with Sticky Rice

 

Tom Kha Gai - Coconut & Chicken Soup

 

Thai Grilled Beef Salad

 

Cucumber Salad

 

 Chicken & Ginger Stir-Fry

 

 Khao Man Khai - Thai Rice & Chicken with Spicy Ginger Sauce

 

 Asian Long Green Beans & Chicken Curry

 

 

 Prik Nam Phla - Fish Sauce with Garlic and Lime

 

 

Phad Kee Maow - Thai Spicy Noodles

 

Thai Samosa

 

Son-in-law Eggs

 

 Stuffed Thai Omelette

 

 Tom Yam Khun

 

Thai Beef Stir-fry

 

Thai Chicken Soup

 

Glass Noodle Salad

 

Muslim Chicken & Rice

 

Mango Sticky Rice

 

Phad Thai

 

Shrimp Fried Rice

 

Shrimp Salad

 

Thai Baked Chicken

 

Thai Yakisoba

 

 Rad Nah - Thai Thick Noodles