Sunday, June 01, 2008
Ayam Masak Merah
I was getting soooo bored of churning my chicken recipes that I decided to scour the net for new recipes. Decided on Ayam Masak Merah, literally translated Chicken Cooked Red, but I'll call it Red Chilli Chicken. This is a Malay dish and the gravy is sweet sourish and spicy. I've always loved eating this during Hari Raya when visiting my Malay friends. Glad to finally learn how to cook this. I'm getting a hang of Malay cooking, it's not as difficult as I always thought it was.
You may adjust the spiciness by adding or reducing the amount of chilli paste. I had already made chilli paste last night as I had planned to make sambal ikan bilis (anchovies) for lunch today, so all I had to do was add tomatoes, lemongrass and other spices.
Both Brian and Eddie liked this dish, and Sean ate his little piece up too, so this one's for keeps. Recipe here.