Yield: 1 batch
|1 pounds||Combination of boneless chicken, beef and pork|
|1||Stalk fresh lemon grass|
|½ teaspoon||Seeded and finely chopped red chili peppers|
|1 tablespoon||Curry powder|
|2||Cloves garlic, minced|
|½||To 1 tsp. ground dried red chili peppers|
|3||Kaffir lime leaves|
|½ teaspoon||Curry powder|
|1 tablespoon||Chopped fresh lemon grass|
|1 cup||Coconut milk|
|1||Cucumber (preferably Japanese)|
|1 cup||Boiling water|
|½ cup||White vinegar|
|1 teaspoon||Sugar or honey|
|½||To 1 tsp. fish sauce or 1/4 tsp. salt|
|Sa-teh Sauce (recipe follows)|
|Cucumber Sauce (recipe follows)|
|1||2-inch cinnamon stick|
|2 teaspoons||Tamarind paste|
|1||To 3 Tbs. fish sauce|
|3 tablespoons||Dark brown sugar|
|3 tablespoons||Lemon juice|
|1 cup||Chunky peanut butter|
|3||To 5 red chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped|
|3||Shallots, finely chopped|
|6||To 8 sprigs Chinese parsley (for garnish)|
Cut chicken, beef and pork thinly into 2 inch strips. In a food processor or blender, combine oil, lemon grass, garlic, red chili peppers, curry powder sugar and fish sauce; blend until smooth. Pour over chicken and meat; marinate for 2 hours. Thread meat onto skewers and barbecue or broil, turning occasionally until cooked.
Serve with Sa- teh Sauce and Cucumber Sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
Heat oil in a skillet to medium-high heat and saute garlic, onion, chili peppers, kaffir lime leaves, curry powder and lemon grass for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, milk, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, tamarind paste, fish sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and peanut butter; mix well. Reduce heat and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Be very careful sauce does not stick to bottom of pan.
Thinly slice cucumber; arrange in a bowl. Dissolve sugar in boiling water; stir in white vinegar and salt. Pour sauce over cucumber slices. Sprinkle with red chile peppers and shallots. Chill. Garnish with Chinese parsley.
Makes 1½ cups.
From "Keo's Thai Cuisine" by Keo Sananikone.
Hayward Daily Review. 7/1/90
Posted by Stephen Ceideburg July 27 1990.