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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Currently travelling in Cambodia...............

...... Next stop:  Big Chill....The Beach finally ! Thailand ! :) 

This is my current favorite dish in South East Asia ! I am totally addicted !! :) I tried it for the first time in Cambodia, and  I also read it was also from Laos and Thailand. Preparation takes a while but it is sooo worth it  ! Enjoy!

whisk together - 2 Tbs. Thai fish sauce, 4 Tbs lime juice, 2 heaping Tbs. brown sugar. Set aside.

Thinly slice:
1 large shallot
1 small red onion
4 seeded red jalapenos
the tender inner cores of three stalks of lemon grass (peel down to the soft stuff)
Saute above ingredients in a small amount of oil - sprinkle on 1 tsp. sugar and cook until nicely caramelized. Turn off the heat and set aside.

4 green onions
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 bunch Thai basil (or regular basil)
few sprigs mint

1 1/2 lb ground white meat turkey or chicken in small amount of oil. Cook completely through. Add herbs and continue to cook until herbs wilt. Whisk 2 tsp. roasted red curry paste with 1/2 cup chicken stock. Stir into chicken mixture. Sprinkle over 2 Tbs. toasted rice powder or garbanzo bean flour. Continue to cook until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl. Toss with dressing.

Slice any type of lettuce or spinach, divide onto four plates. Spoon on chicken mixture and top with caramelized onion mixture.  Mmmmmm.....

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