Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cambodia - Chicken Samlá

This is apparently a very popular dish in Cambodia. Described as an aromatic mild curry.

Ingredients:

* 2 inch piece of ginger
* 2 inch piece of lemongrass
* 1 tbls tomato puree
* 1 tbls rice wine vinegar
* 1 tsp grated lime rind
* 1 tsp chili flakes
* 1 tsp turmeric
* 3 garlic cloves
* 2 shallots
* 2 chicken breasts
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 1 cup coconut milk
* 1 tbls lime juice



Peel and chop the ginger, lemongrass and shallots. Place them in a food processor/blender along with the rice wine vinegar, lime rind, tomato puree, turmeric and chili flakes. Blend until they form a paste.



Add the coconut milk and combine well.



Cut the chicken breasts into strips and cook for a few minutes in a pan. Add the coconut milk and the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.



Serve with rice and lime wedges.



It smelled so good while it was cooking that it made my mouth water. The flavours were really strong but not too overpowering. The rice soaked up all the sauce and the chicken was really delicious. One of the tastiest dishes I've made for this blog. YUM!!

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