Chicken in Lemon Grass and Chili (GA Xao Xa Ot)
Minched lemon grass
Fish sauce(nuoc mam)
Rinse chicken and dry well. Cut into small pieces. Peel garlic and slice
finely. Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into 1/2
inch strips. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add a pinch of
salt, garlic and onion. Fry over medium heat until onion becomes
translucent. Add lemon grass and chili. Fry 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add chicken and cook until lightly browned. Add fish sauce, sugar and
caramel sauce. Mix well. Add 1 cup water and cook 45 minutes or until
chicen is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary.
**CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix 1/2 c sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in
heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil until mixture
changes colour. Turn heat down to low and heat until brown. Add 1/2 cup
water to mixture. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and store
in a jar in the refrigerator.
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