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1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Leggy Peggy's Note:
This is my third attempt at a main dish recipe for RSC#9. My tasters gave the other two recipes four stars. This one got five. It has been inspired by recipes from Brazil and Malaysia. There are a lot of ingredients and steps, but it really is a chop-it-up and throw-together dish. You can make it without the palm oil. This ingredient is common in northern Brazil. It gives food a special flavour and colour. There is no substitute. You can find it in markets that specialise in Brazilian imports. The recipe works without it (I tried it that way on purpose), but if you can get it, palm oil is a wonderful addition. UPDATE: Many thanks to those who reviewed this for RSC#9. Soon after posting it, I realised I forgot to mention the lemon juice. Oops! It's here now and I hope you still like it both ways. :-)
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- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 medium white onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 (13 1/2 ounce) cans coconut milk
- 2 bunches fresh cilantro (about 2.5 ounces per bunch, separate the leaves and the roots)
- 1/4 cup chili-garlic sauce, Lee Kum Kee (or to taste)
- 2 lemons, juice of, only
- 1/2-1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 (3 -4 lb) whole chickens
- 2 -3 tablespoons palm oil (azeite de dendÃƒ) (optional)
- 1Heat the vegetable oil in a pan that will hold all the ingredients. A 4-quart Dutch oven is good.
- 2Saute chopped onions and crushed garlic in the hot oil until onion is translucent.
- 3Add the chopped tomatoes, soy sauce, peanut butter, coconut milk and stems of the cilantro (slightly bruised by hitting them with the flat side of a knife) (Hint: tie stems together with string so it is easy to remove them later on).
- 4Add one tablespoon of the palm oil if you are using it.
- 5Stir well and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes.
- 6Reduce heat and cook down for 15-20 minutes.
- 7Remove cilantro stems.
- 8Add chili garlic sauce (this is an important ingredient), lemon juice, salt, chicken pieces and last two tablespoons of palm oil.
- 9Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until chicken pieces are done. Stir occasionally. Cook uncovered for the last 10 minutes.
- 10Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve over steamed rice.
- 11Corn cobs are a nice side dish.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicken Satay Goes to Rio
Serving Size: 1 (441 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 905.2
- Calories from Fat 472
- Total Fat 52.4 g
- Saturated Fat 28.4 g
- Cholesterol 106.9 mg
- Sodium 711.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 81.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 73.4 g
- Protein 30.1 g
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