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Ayam Masak Aceh (Butterfly Cornish Game Hen)

Cuisine: Indonesian
Type: Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Cornish game hens - about 1
1 lb 454g / 16ozEach
4   Shallots sliced
2   Garlic cloves - sliced
1 tablespoon 15mlGround coriander
3   Fresh hot red chiles - seeded, sliced, up to 7
1/2   Fresh ginger - sliced
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround turmeric
  Salt to taste
2 tablespoons 30mlLime juice
2 cups 474mlCoconut milk
2   Lemon grass or 1 - slice lemon

Recipe Instructions

Split open the game hens from the breast side and flatten them out into a butterfly shape. Discard loose skin and fat. Broil the hens for 3 minutes on each side.

Process the shallots, garlic, coriander, chile, ginger, turmeric, salt, lime juice and 1/2 cup of the coconut milk to a smooth sauce. Marinate the hens in the sauce for 15 minutes.

Put the hens in a large skillet and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes uncovered. Then add the remaining coconut milk and the lemon grass. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, basting occasionally, until the hens are tender and almost all the liquid has evaporated.

Serve warm.

Serves 4.

Imran Chaudhary - Queensland, Australia [email protected]


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