Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vietnamese-style chicken

I cannot attest to the authenticity of this recipe, but it is very tasty. The sugar helps it caramelize beautifully.

Vietnamese-style chicken
1 1/2 lb boneless chicken parts

2 Tbs fish sauce
3 Tbs garlic, mashed
1 Tbs curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar

Marinate the chicken pieces in the above for 30 minutes or 2 hours.

To cook:
3 Tbs water
2 Tbs sugar
2 lemon grass stalks, trimmed and minced
1 shallot, minced
3 chilies, minced
1 scallion, minced

Place the water and 2 Tbs sugar in a large skillet. Heat over medium-low until the sugar is caramelized (browned, but not burned).

Add lemon grass, shallot, chilies and scallion and saute until fragrant (maybe 2-3 minutes). Add the chicken and cook, turning a couple of times, until done throughout (about 15-20 minutes). Serve over rice with additional scallions to garnish.

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