This is my version of Ayam Gorek, (Grilled Chicken with coconut cream), a Malaysian favorite on fasting month and weddings. During Ramadan, hundreds of chickens are roasted over charcoal fire along the streets -the smell, sight and hearing the moisture dripping and sizzling over the glowing coals is truly luring. The intense aroma and flavor from the fresh spices will surely entice you…
Making the paste is easy and fun! If you are not rushing against time, pounding the spices into paste using stone mortar and pestle will undoubtedly satisfy your senses—It is said to be therapeutic, as the aromas of the spices and herbs are released the nerves are stimulated.
- Inasal is an Ilonggo word from root asal ;meaning to grill.
- To make sauce,simmer coconut cream mixture until thick.
- I prefer grilling this over charcoal adds smoky flavor.
- Left over can be made into pita bread filling, Just shred the chicken add your favorite vegetables-cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes-and you have a snack!