Recipe of the week: Duku Manuk Lalapan
Duku Manuk Lalapan or Chicken Meat. Cooked in a spicy broth a real home cooked recipe hard to find in most restaurants.
half a fresh chicken
3 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves
1 large hazelnut
1 cm cubed of fresh ginger
2 cm cubed of fresh turmeric
1 cm cubed of fresh galangal
2 stems of lemongrass
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
2 tablespoons of red palm sugar
salt to taste
1 glass of coconut water (from the center)
1/ Peel the garlic, ginger, turmeric, galangal, hazelnut and cut them up then pound into a fine paste.
2/ Take the chicken and cut it up into large pieces then place them in a large saucepan add all the ingredients from step 1 then mix it together with your hands, leave it aside for an hour to soak up the mixture.
3/ Then add the coriander, plus the lemongrass cut into strips.
4/ Add the coconut water plus enough normal water to cover the chicken then add the bay leaves, palm sugar and cook until the liquid has reduced by half adding a little salt to taste.
5/ Now the chicken is ready! You may shallow fry the chicken which brings out more of the flavor. If you want to use fish then just clean the fish and soak it in the mixture for 1 hour dry off then fry in oil.
The dish is now ready! Serve with freshly steamed rice and vegetables!