by Cynthia on August 15, 2014
This is a spicy sauce we use for everything. We love it on chicken wings, salmon, any kind of meat, really. Kao and I think this is best when served chilled. If we're pressed for time, we'll put in the freezer. This can be made the night before and fridged. It’ll last 2-3 days in the fridge. FYI, you need a mortar and pestle. Oh, and the order is important. I'm not sure why, but Kao's mom said so, and it's always better when we do it the right way.
by Cynthia on August 15, 2014
The recipe is for about 6-8 lbs of chicken. I brine my chicken overnight and let it dry as much as possible before I place it in the marinade. I make slits in the drumsticks for extra flavor and quicker cooking. I also tuck the little wing part in so the winglet (I think that's what it's called, the one with three sections) so it forms a triangle. It cooks evenly this way. This is my mom's recipe and she uses lemongrass, I don't like it so its not included in mine. Maybe you can put it as an optional ingredient.
by Larry on December 29, 2013
I've seen my mom make a million of these, but this is the first time I've made them on my own. It was much easier than I thought, but my first couple definitely didn't look like mom's. Luckily, with a little practice you'll be a pro in no time.
by Larry on December 28, 2013
This is a super easy recipe that works as an appetizer or side dish, or can be a full meal if you add an egg (my favorite!).
by Cynthia on December 25, 2013
What I love about this dish is it is so versatile - easy to make and great for cold weather. You can mix and match the ingredients to create different meals and make it your own; your choice of meat, meatballs, veggies and even carbs. I’ve seen this dish served both over rice and noodles.
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