Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Asian cusine for the people.

Konbanwa minasan! Today its Aisan meals from Indonesia and Thailand. We have: chicken on a stick, meat sauce, stir fry and peanut sauce. All of them are pretty easy and fun to make.

Lets get busy and start with the chicken. All the following should serve about 15 people.
You'll need:
2 kilos of chicken breast
1.5 cups of flour
1.5 tbsp of salt
few shakes of pepper.
sticks to skewer the chicken

Star by cutting the chicken up into one inch pieces(skin and all folks, it's not poison and not too much fattier then the muscle, and its loaded with lots for vitamins and is in fact healthy for you), and stick it on (meat and skin). Then take a the flour, salt and pepper and put it in a bowl or tray and mix. Then dip the meat into the mix and make sure its covered in the mixture. Next get a pan and put in about a quarter inch of oil, and one table spoon of butter and melt it in the oil. Then neatly put in the chicken and cook both sides covered on medium till golden brown.Every new batch add one more tbsp of butter.

Chicken sauce
you will need:
1 can of coconut milk
7 pieces of minced garlic
1 tbsp of chile
5 tbsp of oil
a quarter cup of fish sauce
1 tbsp of tumeric
1 little block of curry paste(or one tbsp of curry powder)
a couple shakes of pepper
a quarter cup of vinegar
a qaurter cup of water
1 tbsp of salt
1 tbsp of brown sugar

Start by putting the oil and chile in a pan and cook on low till the garlic is cooked but still soft, about five min. Then throw in all the spices and then all the liquids(saving the curry for last). Then let it simmer for about five min, and thats all she wrote mate.

Now for the stir fry.
You will need:
half a head of cabbage
1 tbsp of red flake chile
4 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp on salt
and a couple shakes of pepper
and a bit of oil

Start with the garlic. Chop it up it up really small and chuck it into the oil along with the chile and cook on low till the garlic is nice and soft but cooked. Then throw in the cabbage and mix, then toss in the rest of the goods and cook till the cabbage is done but still slightly crispy(about 5 min).

The peanut sauce. (warning: the following recipe includes ingredients which may contain traces of peanuts).
You will need: 
half a cup of smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of brown sugar
half a cup of milk
1 cup of water
half a tbsp of red flake chile
4 cloves of garlic
one small piece of ginger

Start with the garlic. Chop it really fine and put it in the pan without heat. Grind the ginger. And throw in everything and stir on medium high. It'll thicken and once it does then just cook it for another couple minutes, and thats it.
This above combination goes really well with genmai(brown rice). I used to detest genmai but then I started working out seriously and getting more into the nutritional aspect of food. Really, genmai wins hands down, no contest, as far as being a health food is concerned. And I would actually prefer genmai on a regular basis. Of course I enjoy white rice once in a while but there's nothing like the goodies your body gets out of the genmai.
And, fellow publicans, this also goes well some good cold stubbies( Australian for beer). Well thats all for now. Hope you have fun with these recipes. And don't forget to comment if you like what you see/ eat, or even if you have some constructive criticism to offer.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jr!
This is Yasu.
'Twas first time to watch your blog.
Are you profissional? excellent recipe! And I was surprised youre recommending Genmai, because I feel 'tis a very Japanese like, perhaps Genmai is some kinds of provincal image material, though ’tis becoming more popular in current Japanese healthy trend.
Anyway, I'd like to eat your dish someday!

Junior said...

Thanks dude, thats real sweet. Sure, I can make something for you guys when I go over next time. And, yep, genmai is the bomb! If you want: fast reflex's, good eye sight, healthy muscles, coordination, stamina and good circulation it's the way to go.