Thursday, November 10, 2016

越式香茅鸡 Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken


香茅酱材料 (可煮2-3次的份量)
香茅  4-5根(取白色部份)
辣椒干  25条/20克 (不嗜辣可以减到15-20条)
生姜  1+1/2寸
蒜  8 瓣
食油  1/2杯 

做法 : 

1. 把香茅外面比较老的一层去掉,然后切下白色尾端部分,切成片,加点水和辣椒,姜,蒜头一起打成糊状,这个酱不必打得非常细,有点粗粗的纤维是可以的。
2. 倒入锅里,先把糊糊稍微煮干,然后倒入1/2杯的食油,拌匀,小火煮至干香为止。



自制香茅酱  2大匙
鸡肉  600克
咖喱粉  1茶匙
洋葱  1粒 (切碎)
香茅  2-3根(取白色部份) 

调味料 : 

酱油/鱼露  2茶匙
盐  1/2茶匙
糖  1/2茶匙 

做法 : 

1. 把鸡肉切块加入胡椒粉和盐腌十分钟备用。
2. 热油锅,倒入鸡肉和香茅翻炒。
3. 鸡肉变色后加入洋葱,炒至洋葱变软,加入咖喱粉翻炒。
4. 加入香茅酱,拌炒均匀,倒入小半杯水和调味料,煮至收汁,试味。 

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken 

Spicy lemongrass paste ingredients (2-3 times cooking)

4-5 lemongrass(white part only)
25 pieces dried red chili(reduce for lesser heat)
1+1/2 inch of ginger

8 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cooking oil 


1. Remove the outer part of  lemongrass if it is dried or dirty, clean and slice the lemongrass, ground it together with all other ingredients listed into a paste. It is OK if the paste is a little coarse.
2. In a cooking pan, bring the paste to boil and cook until liquid evaporates as much as possible.

3. Add 1/2 cup of cooking oil, stir well and reduce the heat to medium low, continue cooking until the paste become dry.

Note : This Paste could be stored in the fridge for about 1 month, and the same paste could be use to make Lemongrass chicken, Lemongrass Shrimp/beef. 

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Ingredients

2 tbsp spicy lemongrass paste
600g chicken pieces/chicken breast pieces

1 tsp curry powder
1/2 onion, chopped

2-3 lemongrass (white part only) 


2 tsp soy sauce / fish sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar 


1. Marinate chicken with a pinch of black pepper powder and salt for 10 minutes. 

2. Heat up a cooking pan and cook the chicken pieces and lemongrass with a little oil, cover with lid if needed.
3. Add in onion and curry powder cook for another minute.
4. Add spicy lemongrass paste and stir well,add about 1/2 a cup of water and seasonings. When the liquid reduced to the thickness of your liking, taste and dish up.

(Recipe adapted from Echo's Kitchen)