Evil Jungle Prince with Chicken (Or With Mixed Vegetables)

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Title: Evil Jungle Prince with Chicken (Or With Mixed Vegetables)
Yield: 3 -4 serving
Categories: Thai


1/2 lb Boneless chicken breast (or
-1/2 lb mixed vegetables,
-see note below)
2 sm Red chile peppers (up to 6)
1/2 Stalk fresh lemon grass
2 Kaffir lime leaves
2 tb Oil
1/2 c Coconut milk
1/2 ts Salt
1 tb Fish sauce, based on
-personal taste (omit for
-veggie version) (up to 4)
10 Basil leaves (up to 15)
1 c Chopped cabbage

Source: Keo's Thai Cuisine by Keo Sananikone, Ten Speed Press, 1986

Thinly cut chicken into 2-inch strips. (If doing veggie version, cut
vegetables into thin strips.) Grind together red chili peppers, lemon
grass, and kaffir lime leaves in a food processor or pound in a mortar.
Heat oil to medium-high and saute pepper mixture for 3 minutes. Stir in
coconut milk and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken (or vegetables) and cook
for 5 minutes or until cooked (same time for veggies). Reduce heat to
medium-low. Stir in fish sauce (if using), salt, and basil. Serve on a bed
of chopped cabbage.

Note: For mixed vegetables, choose from among bell peppers, string beans,
water chestnuts, tomatoes (small cherry tomatoes are best), bamboo shoots,
miniature corn, asparagus, cucumbers, zucchini, Japanese eggplant, and
mushrooms. I particularly like string beans or asparagus, a few cherry
tomatoes, shredded (rather than sliced) bamboo shoots, miniature corn, and
some straw mushrooms or slender (Japanese) eggplant.

Posted to rec.food.recipes by arielle@taronga.com (Stephanie da Silva) on
Sep 6, 93.