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Homemade Chicken Satay

I used 3 big whole chicken breasts, You can also choose boneless chicken leg.

Cut Chicken into small pieces. Actually I cut them into kind of big chunks. 🙂

Marinade:

12 shallots

7 cloves of garlic

2 lemon grass

1 medium piece of ginger

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp fennel powder

1 tbsp tamarind paste

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp salt

2 tbsp oil

Bland all the ingredients above into smooth paste. Put chicken into a bag or a big bowl. add in marinade and marinate for over night.

Brushing sauce: 2 tbsp coconut milk + 2 tbsp honey + 2 tbsp oil

Preheat oven to 200 Degree C.

Put chicken onto skewers. Lay them in baking tray. Brush them with honey coconut mixture. Into the oven for 13 mins (my chicken pieces are very big, you can reduce the time according to the size of the meat.). Take them out, flip the skewers. And brush the coconut sauce again. Turn up the heat to 220 Degree C. Into the oven and roast for another 10 mins.

Dipping peanut chili sauce:

8 shallots

5 cloves of garlic

1 lemon grass

1 medium piece of ginger

3 tbsp chili paste

2 tbsp belacan

Blend them into paste.

Heat a pan, add in 1 tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add in chili paste mixture. Stir fry till aromatic. Add in 1 cup water, 2 tbsp tamarind juice, 6 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 cup ground peanut. Bring to boil and simmer to reduce the sauce.

Serve the chicken with peanut chili sauce, cucumber and onion.

Sambal Chili Sauce Eggplant

  1. Prepare a big eggplant. Cut into pieces. Put them in a big bowl. Sprinkle salt over them and leave it there for about 15 mins. Water will come out. Squeeze eggplants to get all the water out. This step will make eggplant absorb  less oil.
  2. Add oil, a bit more than usual into the pan. Fry eggplants till the edges turn golden brown. Take them out and set aside for later use.
  3. Heat the pan again. Add in 2 cloves chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.
  4. Add in chicken bites, you can also choose minced pork or beef.
  5. Stir fry till chicken turns slightly golden brown.
  6. Add in 2 tbsp sambal chili sauce. Stir fry evenly.
  7. Add fried eggplants. Season with 1 tsp fish sauce and 1/2 tsp white pepper.
  8. Simmer for 3 mins.
  9. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Sambal Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf

Recently, I am focusing on South-Eastern Asia cuisine or Malay food, to be more specific. I have this deep crush on sambal chili sauce. I have banana leaf and fish in my fridge. So I decided to try this dish.

I watched many video on cooking sambal fish. And most of them make fresh sambal chili sauce. I am being lazy here. I just chose sambal bought from NTUC.

It’s really simple if you don’t need to make fresh sambal sauce:

Place a big banana leaf on the table. In the middle of it, spread some sambal sauce. Then place fish fillet over the sauce. Spread some another sambal sauce on the top. Wrap the fish with banana leaf. Then wrap them with a parchment paper.

In to the oven. 200 degree and 20 mins.

https://flic.kr/p/2cSpaid

Very nice and lazy version of sambal fish. I love it.