Happy Monday everyone! Isn't this little desk calender cute?! I came into work this morning, and my boss gave these out to each one of us. Last week, my boss was traveling in Hong Kong and picked up these hand painted desk calenders for us.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. For me, I was once again a busy bee, but that didn't stop me from making this Chicken Laab Gai for dinner last night. This is one of my favorite dishes because it's spicy, sour and full of wonderful flavors. To eat this with sticky rice is just Ah... heaven!
1lbs of organic ground chicken (you can use shredded chicken breast)
1 cup of organic low sodium chicken stock (you can use water in place of stock)
1-2 tablespoon fish sauce
1-2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2-1 cup of cilantro
1/2-1 cup of mint leaves
1/2-1 cup of green onions
1 tablespoon hot red chillie flakes
2 tablespoon of toasted ground rice
2-3 shallots thinly sliced
1/2-1 tablespoon of red thai chillie peppers
1-2 tablespoon of wet tamarind (soak in a bowl of water and mush around til you have a brown liquid)
Pour a cup of chicken stock into your wok or pan and bring it to a boil, add your ground chicken and cook thoroughly, add fish sauce and turn off the stove. Pour the ground chicken with the juices into a good size mixing bowl, let is sit for a bit to cool down, then add your shallots, cilantro, mint leaves, chillie flakes, chillie peppers, lime juice and wet tamarind juice (only use the juice) and toasted ground rice. Mix everything together; adding more fish sauce or lime juice and peppers to your liking. I used Romain lettuce leaves and scooped some of the Laab Gai onto the leaf, sprinkled it with some paprika for a pop of color and garnished with some Mint leaves and a wedge of lime. Eat as is, or enjoy it with some sticky rice!
What's one dish that makes you say "ah... this is Heaven!"?
Have a lovely week everyone!