Friday, August 6, 2010



2 teaspoons peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
1/4 cup chopped lemon grass
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 cups bok choy, shredded
4 cups water
1 (10 ounce) can coconut milk
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1.In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat peanut oil. Stir in garlic, ginger, lemon grass, red pepper, coriander and cumin and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and onion and cook, stirring, until chicken is white and onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in bok choy and cook until it begins to wilt, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in water, coconut milk, fish sauce and cilantro. Simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and flavors are well blended, 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it more authentic... Get galangal instead of ginger root, very different taste. And instead of "Chopped" lemon grass, I cut it in 2-inch sections and use the back of the knife to chop it, so that it is intact on the outside but broken on the inside, this way it's also easier to fish out later. Instead of Bok Choy I added mushrooms and some fresh jumbo shrimps.