Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Opor Ajam recipe

I was given this recipe by Jane who blogs over at Onions and Paper ( well that's her craft and food blog anyway )
400g diced chicken
1  can coconut milk
2 tsp ground coriander
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
small knob of fresh ginger
1 stalk lemongrass
1 bay leaf
25g butter

Dice the onion and fry in the butter until golden. Add the crushed garlic, 
grated ginger, coriander and bay leaf, and the lemongrass stalk bruised and 
crushed well to let out the juice (I find the best way to do this is to 
store it in the freezer, then when you want to use it , defrost it and tie 
it in a knot - all the juices  come out and you don't get any stringy bits 
in your food).  Cook for a minute then stir in the chicken and mix  well to 
coat with the flavourings, Pour over the coconut milk and simmer gently for 
40 minutes.

Simmer for 40 minutes.

So many thanks to Jane for helping me expand my cooking repertoire !

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  1. It looks delicious - I can almost smell the lovely fragrant sauce! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we always do. It's my adaptation of a traditional Indonesian recipe.

  2. I have never tried lemongrass, this sounds nice with the coconut milk.

  3. This sounds mighty delicious! I love anything with coconut milk in!!!

    Thanks for linking up to #CookitBlogit xx

  4. All my favourite ingredients, and it doesn't look to complicated either.

  5. Looks yum! Will try with tofu. Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek x

  6. Yummy that looks so delicious. I would be tempted to put a bit of chilli powder in too but think that's the spice lover in me coming out! :)


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