I had this dish in Hue, in central Vietnam. It might sound extraordinarily candy, however it’s balanced by each lime and fish sauce. It’s extremely fast and doubtless the one I’ll prepare dinner most of all of the recipes I introduced again with me. Over there it’s cooked in a clay pot, however a sauté pan or shallow casserole is simply fantastic for it.
This model isn’t as sizzling because the one I had, however I’d begin with this quantity of chillies and add extra if you wish to (or don’t take away all of the seeds).
Prep time: quarter-hour, plus 2 hours marinating time
Cooking time: half-hour
- 750g rooster thigh meat, lower into 4cm cubes
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp gentle light-brown sugar
- ½ tbsp groundnut oil
- 4 lengthy shallots, peeled and lower into rings
- 2 purple chicken’s-eye chillies, deseeded and minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2½ tbsp minced root ginger
- 2 tsp floor turmeric
- 2 spring onions, lower on the diagonal
For the caramel
- 2½ tbsp fish sauce
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 65g gentle light-brown sugar
- Put the rooster in a bowl and add the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar together with some freshly floor black pepper. Combine this all collectively along with your fingers, cowl and put within the fridge to marinate for a few hours.
- In the meantime, for the caramel, mix the fish sauce and lime juice. Put the sugar right into a pan with 2 tablespoons of water and warmth, tilting the pan to assist the sugar soften. When you possibly can odor that the sugar is simply caramelising, rapidly add the fish sauce and lime juice, take away from the warmth and stir collectively.
- Warmth the groundnut oil in a sauté pan or huge, shallow casserole (it must have a lid) and sauté the shallots, chilli, garlic and ginger till a little bit gentle and pale in color.
- Add the rooster with its marinade and sauté for an additional couple of minutes over a better warmth. Add the turmeric and prepare dinner for yet another minute, then add the caramel. Cowl the pot, flip the warmth down low and permit to prepare dinner for about quarter-hour. The rooster must be cooked by with a stunning golden sauce round it.
- Sprinkle the spring onion on prime and serve with jasmine rice and a bowl of herbs – coriander, mint and Thai basil – that individuals can add themselves.