Went to an Asian market over in teh 13th yesterday to do some shopping. You can find some great stuff in there, not expensive, and things that can really make your meals a hell of a lot more fun. Here's a link to the supermarket's site, plus their addresses..
Shop address: 44 and 48, avenue d'Ivry, 75013 Paris. Tel.: (33)(1)45708000
Transport: Bus 62
So we went apeshit in that store, bought a bunch of stuff, including a rice cooker and a huge knife (for me), which I put to work on the following recipe. This takes around 15 minutes to prepare. Get your rice cooking before you start, so it's all ready at the same time.
Spicy Chicken Basil.
What you need for 2 servings.
400 grams of chicken scallops.
Half of red and green peppers, chopped up in cubes.
10 basil leaves. Try to find the type used in Asian food, as it has a different taste.
half a teaspoon of ground chili powder
half a teaspoon of papkria
2 teaspoons of Soya sauce
2 teaspoons of Oyster sauce (just do it, it's worth it)
2 teaspoons of fish sauce (Nyok Mam is good)
2 small spring onions, chopped up
half a chopped up lemongrass.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (I used olive oil, don't have any vegetable oil, and it came out fine)
How to do it:
- In a hot wok or pan, pour in your oil, and cook the chicken between 2 and 4 minutes, depending on the type of burners you have.
- Once the chicken is golden, pour in the Soya and Oyster sauces, the Nyok mam, the chili and the paprika. Let this cook for another 2 minutes.
- Next throw in the spring onions, lemongrass, peppers and basil leaves. Let cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve right away, accompanied with that fine rice you made
Voila!! That's an easy enough recipe, fast, and damn good. Enjoy!!