Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lap Chicken

The basic ingredients of the Lap Chicken is the same as Lap Lao Beef. However the method of preparing and cooking chicken is different from beef. You can mince chicken by using a food processor or you can view the video and learn how to mince meat by using a knife.

Salad Recipe: Lap Chicken
2 cups minced chicken meat
1 inch piece of galanga
1 inch piece of lemongrass
1 kaffir lime leaf
1 tablespoon salt
3 cups water
1 chili chopped
1 kaffir lime leaf chopped
1 teaspoon chopped galanga
1 teaspoon chopped lemongrass
3 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2-3 tablespoons squeezed lime
2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon ground toasted sticky rice
½ cup bean sprouts

In a medium pot add water, salt, galanga, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf and bring to boil. Place minced chicken into a bowl and add hot water. Leave hot water in bowl for 1 minute and stir to separate chicken chunks, then drain water from the chicken. Repeat process of adding hot water into bowl and draining water out at least 3 times or until chicken is cooked. Lastly drain water using a colander. Let meat cool to room temperature then place into a large bowl. Use a fork to separate any large chunks. Add chopped chilies, kaffir lime leaf, galanga, lemongrass, mint, and green onions. Add squeezed lime and fish sauce. Toss all ingredients together. Add ground toasted sticky rice. Toss all ingredients again. Add bean sprouts and toss lightly so that bean sprouts do not break.

All lap dishes are served traditionally with sticky rice but Thai jasmine rice is also good.