Evil jungle prince with chicken (or with mixed vegetables)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Boneless chicken breast OR- Mixed vegetables, (see note below) to
6 smalls Red chile peppers
½ \N Stalk fresh lemon grass
2 \N Kaffir lime leaves
2 tablespoons Oil
½ cup Coconut milk
½ teaspoon Salt to
4 tablespoons Fish sauce, based on personal taste (omit for veggie version) to
15 \N Basil leaves
1 cup Chopped cabbage

Thinly cut chicken into 2-inch strips. (If doing veggie version, cut vegetables into thin strips.) Grind together red chili peppers, lemon grass, and kaffir lime leaves in a food processor or pound in a mortar.

Heat oil to medium-high and saute pepper mixture for 3 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken (or vegetables) and cook for 5 minutes or until cooked (same time for veggies). Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in fish sauce (if using), salt, and basil. Serve on a bed of chopped cabbage.



For mixed vegetables, choose from among bell peppers, string beans, water chestnuts, tomatoes (small cherry tomatoes are best), bamboo shoots, miniature corn, asparagus, cucumbers, zucchini, Japanese eggplant, and mushrooms. I particularly like string beans or asparagus, a few cherry tomatoes, shredded (rather than sliced) bamboo shoots, miniature corn, and some straw mushrooms or slender (Japanese) eggplant.

(3-4 servings)

Source: Keo's Thai Cuisine by Keo Sananikone, Ten Speed Press, 1986 From: arielle@... (Stephanie da Silva)

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