Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Pandan Chicken



What do you do when you have pandan leaves? the first thing that came to my mind was, pandan chicken! it's amazing that we use these leaves for so many things. to name a few, rose syrup for for a cooling soothing drink to bunga rampai, or malay 'pot pourri', slicing them very very thinly and adding them with rose petals and some other flowes at malay weddings.



This was what i did last week. my first try. i wasnt quite sure of what to marinade the chicken with, and so i marinade it with just the things i had in the kitchen. turned out o-k, not great, far from sedap corner, jb, or cozyhouse, kl but it still made my day having had done this myself and my husband simply cant quite get his hands off it.



PANDAN CHICKEN

Ingredients:

Chicken Breasts (cut into thick chunks)
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Honey
1/3 cup Coconut milk
Salt
Sugar

Blend:
1. 4 Cloves of Garlic
2. 3 Shallots
3. 1/2 inch - 1 inch Ginger
4. 2 Lemongrass
5. 2 Red Chillies

Method:
1. Blend and marinade chicken together with all other ingredients for at least 1 hour
2. Wrap one piece of chicken one at a time and secure it with a toothpick
3. Fry them in hot oil for about a good 8-10 mins
4. Put it in the oven for another 5 mins on 180c (optional)

Anyone knows how i can improve mine?

9 comments:

d a y a t s s said...

cantiiiknyaa kau baluttttt ..

ive never tried ayam pandan before tau.. believe it or not.. org asik cakap2 je.. nak try.. tp takut kang tak jadi.. u know la.. sini daun pandan bukan bleh cabut2 dari depan laman rumah.. mahallllllll kan.. hehehe .. so kang kalau tak jadi.. buang karen je... hihih

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

yat, hetam je balut tu! the first 3 tak jadi, but as you go along, it'll be better and better! come to think of it kan, we might as well plant our own daun pandan!

d a y a t s s said...

my ex-housemate dulu dah try nak tanam daun pandan.. siap taruk pasu tanah n all.. tp in the end pandan tu mati la... :(

hey.. u have a lovely garden.. try la za tanam... kunyit.. lengkuas.. etc.. soh hardy build a controlled temp. greenhouse.. hehehe

irina said...

sedapnyaaaaaaaa.. sedap sedap!!! :)

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

yat: i dont have green hands but we intend to grow our own veges. do you think it'll grow in winter? controlled temp greenhouse? hehehhh.. tahun berapa la siap agaknya! but have you or anybody you know tried planting daun kesum? serai, daun limat perut etc?


irina: not so sedap la.. i need to try it again...

d a y a t s s said...

so far.. daun kesum je yg menjadi.. my frens here la.. berpot² dorg ade.. so kirenye no prob la gak nak masak asam pedas tuu...

yg lain tak penah nampak lagi...but ade kakak indon tu try to tanam kunyit hidup..(bestnyee daun kunyit taruk dlm kuah lemakkk !!!) but dia kate.. kena temp panas sket..

i'm crap with plants.. :D

Linad said...

bagus ni topik tanam menanam....i just started tanam pokok kesum...my mom said pokok kesum ni kene tanah yg berair...so i put in a bowl yg boleh contain water, so far masih boleh survive lagi...tak tau la esok lusa...in terms of weather tak tau la plak boleh hidup ke tak kat netherland...

neeway, your pandan chicken sungguh menyelerakan (my fav menu)...never tried @ home..tak pernah terfikir pulak nak buat...

d a y a ts s said...

k.linad... kalau tinggal kat negara omputeh ni.. mmg semua terpikir nak buat... hehe.. kalau tak, terliur la sampai bile2 x dpt nak merase mkn.. kena tunggu balik msia...

x penah mkn ayam pandan ni.. tp semua kate best.. tgk kat Jalan-jalan Cari Makan online ade tunjuk demo goreng ayam pandan.. nyummm nyum.. menyelerakan..

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

k.linad: will try doing the same thing lah. a cousin of mine, k.na said its easy to grow them! mak ngan ayah ada sini kita nak suruh diorang tanamkan and i'll take care of it and maintain it (i dont have green hands) tapi setakat siram tu ok lah...

dayat: ha ah, betol! bila ada kat sini baru la aku nak potong bawang, masak pandan chicken! i think once you're back home, lagi senang makan kat luar rather than cook them yourself kan? yat, if you have the recipe, pass it down to me eh, mine didnt taste that well...