Yield: 1 servings
|1½ kilograms||Roasting chicken; (3lbs)|
|225 millilitres||Coconut milk; (8fl oz)|
|3 teaspoons||Green curry paste|
|2||Sprigs tender citrus leaves|
|2 tablespoons||Fish sauce|
|2 tablespoons||Finely chopped fresh green chillies; seeds removed|
|4 tablespoons||Finely chopped fresh basil or coriander|
Divide the chicken into joints. Heat a cupful of coconut ?cream? (scooped off the top of the milk, after it has been left to stand for a while) in a large heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally, until the cream thickens and oil bubbles around. By this time it should be reduced to a quarter of the original amount.
Add the curry paste and fry the rich oily cream for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. The curry paste will smell cooked, and the oil will seperate from it when it is ready.
When this happens add the pieces of chicken and cook over a medium low heat, stirring frequently and turning them, for about 15 minutes. The chicken will change colour and have cooked appearance.
Add the remaining coconut milk, citrus leaves, salt and fish sauce and stir while the coconut milk comes to the boil.
Then turn the heat down and allow to simmer uncovered for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is well cooked and tender and the gravy is rich and oily.
Stir in the chopped fresh chillies and heabs, simmer for 5 minutes longer and then turn onto a serving dish. Serve with rice.
Converted by MC_Buster.
Per serving: 2927 Calories (kcal); 230g Total Fat; (71% calories from fat); 190g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 793mg Cholesterol; 2901mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 26 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; ½ Fruit; 31½ Fat; ½ Other Carbohydrates Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.