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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

~Spicey Coconut Chicken Similar To Malaysian Rendang~

Generally Authentic Malaysian Rendang is done with Beef and Coconut :) and just a few other things (; heh

This is my version of a recipe that my fathers mother taught my mum when she lived in Malaysia! This by no means is a tradional version! Like i said this is my take! My mum has the recipe that was taught to her im pretty sure i have it in one of the books that she wrote for me BUT its not mine to hand out :) this is just as tasty and its alot quicker! Tradional Rendang is a recipe that takes along along time to prepare and cook :)

~Spicey Paste~

So i made up a nice spicey paste to start off with which consisted of chillies, shallots, lemon grass, ginger, garlic and a little bit of galangal root.
I mashed it up good REAL good until it was a smooth paste. This is when those 1 cup food processors actually come of good use! Or you can do it the old fashioned way with a mortar and pestle :)

~What to do with the Spicey Paste~

In a hot pan i throw in some sliced onions and garlic make sure the oil is nice and HOT then i added in my bite sized pieces of boneless skinless chicken pieces! To ensure my chicken is going to be spicey enough i added a couple of tablespoonfuls of chilli powder to the chicken! Once it was almost cooked i added a few tablespoonfuls of the spicey paste to the cooking chicken, make sure the heat isnt to high at this point as you wont want it to burn the paste and chicken! Once the chicken is nicely coated in the paste i added a cup of desiccated coconut to the chicken and paste. I let it cook for awhile at a simmering temp if it starts to get to thick and dry to the point its sticking to your pan, add a little bit of coconut milk BUT you dont want it to be runny/soupy this dish is thick! :)
It is pictured served with brown ric and sweet and spicey green beans! Recipe for that will come soon :)

Sorry for my lack of updating my blog post since Valentine's Day... But i have become sick again..i know i kow excuses excuses! :) Im hoping to kick this thing tho.. I am so over being ill...