Ayam Golek (spiced Chicken With Coconut Cream And Rojak Salad)


Ingredients For the poussins
  • 2cm/1in piece fresh root ginger

  • 2cm/1in piece galangal (if galangal is not available, use double the quantity of fresh root ginger)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 4 dried chillies, soaked in hot water to soften

  • 5 shallots, roughly chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 4 lemongrass stalks, tough outer leaves removed

  • 4 poussin or baby chickens

  • 300ml/10½fl oz coconut cream

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 2 limes, juice only

For the dressing
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste

  • 3 fresh red chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped

  • 4cm/1½in piece of fresh root ginger, grated

  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp, mashed (available in Asian and Indian supermarkets)

  • 1 lime, juice only

  • 5 tbsp boiling water

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)

  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

For the rojak salad
  • ½ small cucumber, cut into triangular chunks

  • ¼ fresh pineapple, peeled, core removed, cut into cubes

  • 1 firm unripe mango, peeled, stone removed, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 firm unripe papaya, peeled, seeds removed, cut into strips

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, core removed, cut into thin wedges

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced

  • ½ bunch fresh mint, leaves only, torn (plus extra to garnish)

  • 100g/3½oz roasted blanched peanuts, coarsely crushed


Recipe Uses 2cm/1in Piece Fresh Root Ginger, 2cm/1in Piece Galangal (if Galangal Is Not Available, Use Double The Quantity Of Fresh Root Ginger), 1...

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