Saturday, August 9, 2008

my kind of surf and turf

To put it bluntly, red meat ain't my bag.
I lean more towards our feathered friends and of course, the other white meat- babe.
Having said that, let's get to the point here- chicken can be dull.. but it doesn't have to be.

I give you: Sate Ayam

Now- having said that, I have most likely bastardized the traditional Indonesian version of this dish, but hey- the end justifies the means.

Listen closely, this recipe requires precise measuring and your utmost concentration

+chicken. breasts work, i prefer thighs. either way is fine. let's say.. 2 of them.. ish
+plain yogurt, about a cup and a half. read the label, avoid anything with cornstarch or ::shudders:: splenda. no good.
+some soy sauce
+a crapload of each of the following spices:
garlic. ginger. ground coriander seed. turmeric. cumin.

Mix everything together (except the chicken). Now taste it. If it's putrid- you're on the right track.
Add the chicken, toss to coat, and pop the whole thing in your fridge to marinate.
When the time is right, you'll know when, transfer it to a pan and ya know.. cook it.

Serve with peanut sauce.

You ask, "Where is the so-called turf?"
Well, that came in the form of Thai Pineapple & Shrimp Green Curry

"Where are the pictures?"
There are none. It went that fast. It was that good.

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