Friday, August 20, 2010
Another one of my favorites. Ginataang Manok is one dish I can eat everyday (except that baka bunihin naman ako...). It is so delicious and tasty I can eat a kaldero-ful of rice with just a saucer of it!
Actually, for those who shun rice, Ginatang Manok can be a complete meal already with it's carbo-rich potatoes, protein-rich chicken plus an assortment of other veggies.
It is one dish anybody can make his own by adding all sort of herbs & spices like curry, turmeric, celery, lemongrass and many others.
Here is my version:
500 grams Chicken Meat
The milk of 1 large coconut
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 Bay leaf
8 pcs. Peppercorns, cracked
1 stalk lemongrass
1 medium potato, diced
1 small carrots, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Saute onion, garlic and lemon grass in oil.
Add chicken meat to brown a little.
Add vinegar, bay leaf, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, carrots, celery and the diluted coconut milk.
Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, checking once in a while for liquid.
Add the first press coconut milk and simmer for another 5-8 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Serve over steamed rice.