Sunday, 14 April 2013

Apricot, Coconut , Chilli, Chicken recipe

I love this recipe I have cook this when I need a bit of soul warming , we all have days like those.


3 plump stalks lemon grass
50g/2oz fresh ginger
2 hot red chilli or 2 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce
1 bunch coriander
2 limes
2 tbsp groundnut oil
200g/7oz tomatoes
2 tbsp fish sauce( nam plan)
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
8 chicken thighs
400ml/14oz can coconut milk
8 apricots,halved (dried ones will do)

Preparation method

Peel and discard the outer leaves of the lemon grass- they can sometimes be tough. cut the inner leaves into short lengths and put in the food processor. peel the ginger into thin pieces and add to the lemon grass Chop the chillies, discarding their stems and add to the ginger with the peeked garlic. roughly chop the stems and half of the coriander to add to the food processor, reserving the rest for later

Grate the lime zest into the food processor, reserving the limes for later, then turn the machine in and let it chop everything to a coarse paste. Add a little groundnut oil and scarce the sides down with a spatula if it sticks. Add the fish sauce , soy sauce and the tomatoes and process for a few seconds longer.

Warm a further tablespoon of groundnut oil over a moderate to high heat and use it to bown the chicken pieces , turning them so they colour nicely on both sides. Lift the chicken pieces out and pour away anything more than a tablespoon of oil and juices. Add the spice paste and let it fry over a moderate heat or two minutes till fragrant, stirring almost consistently, then return the chicken to the pan. Pour over the coconut , milk, stir, covet and leave to simmer over a low heat for 15 -20 minutes. Meanwhile halve and stone the apricots and leave them to one side.

Test the chicken to see if it is done making certain it's cooked right the way through , add the apricots. Leave to simmer for a few minutes, then add the juice of the limes and the reserved coriander leaves.

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  1. This looks delicious - I'd have to leave out the coriander as Mark is allergic to it, but I think those other Thai favourite herbs mint and basil would work well instead.

  2. That looks so tasty, and I bet the smells while preparing it are amazing!! Not sure if the little ones would like it but me and Tom would definitely try it.

  3. deffo gonna try this looks fab :D

  4. Oh my that looks good! An such a easy to follow recipe! Will have to try it! xoxo

  5. This looks yummy, I will have to try this.

  6. I would never in a million years have put those ingredients together, but it looks delicious!


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