Fow this past week, I have been quite lazy. I have an excuse though. I just had my bottom wisdon teeths taken out and damn does that hurt after. For a while I looked exactly like a baby squirrel. No joke, really. Since a week has past, I can now eat decently and have enought energy to present you this recipe.One of my favorite meal to eat during the week. Or the weekend. I wouldn’t mind eating it everyday because it tastes so good.
First, you will need gingers and shallots. Then, cut them very finely. The more fine you cut them, especially the gingers, the more the smell of it will be present in your chicken and that is what you want right?
In a big pot, saute the gingers and the shallots until they turn golden. Meanwhile, boil some water and take the secret ingredient out. The fish sauce!
See? That is how you want your gingers and your shallots. I would say 5 minutes. When they are perfect, pour the chicken into the pot. I had about 1kg of chicken thights and wings and this number was perfect for a meal for 4. Mix the chicken thighs and wings until they are well covered with all the gingers and shallots. After that, you want your chicken to be fully cook. Not golden thought. Just not raw chicken. It would takes a few minutes.
When the chicken thights and wings are cooked, pour the fish sauce into the pot. Don’t covered the the chiken with the fish sauce otherwise it will be to salty. I would say 3/4 cup of fish sauce will be enought. Then, covered the chicken with boil water and bring everthing to a boil.
Mix everything together a last time. Turn your stove to a low heat. Throw in some lemon leaves and let the chicken simmer and braise for 20-30minutes.
Serve this with rice and it would be delicious.