Ayam Bakar – BBQ chicken

Ingredients:ayam baker

1 whole chicken, washed and cut into quarters

3 tbs vegetable oil

1 stalk lemon grass, bruised

2 kaffir lime leaves

1 tsp lime juice

1 tsp salt

Spice Paste Ingredients

5 red chilies

3 bird’s eye chilies

5 shallots

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp fried shrimp paste

2 cm turmeric

1 cm Galagan

4 roasted candle nuts

1 tsp sugar (or to taste)

Salt to taste

Directions :

Rub chicken with the solution of salt and lime juice. Set aside to marinate for a while.

Grind spice paste ingredients into a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a wok. Stir-fry the spice paste on medium heat until fragrant. Add lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves. Stir occasionally until withered.

Add chicken and stir to combine. Simmer for a few minutes until the chicken changes color on both sides.

Add 50 ml water, cover the wok and lower the heat. Cook until the chicken is almost done and the liquid caramelized. Remove from heat.

Grill the chicken and brush it with the caramelized spice every once in a while until done.

Remove and serve.

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