One of the things that caught my eye in the Diane Henry cookbook Food from Plenty I wrote about last week was a recipe for using up left over chicken or pork, Nasi goreng. It is a glorified stir fried rice. Before being able to cook it I would need some leftover chicken.
Normally when I go to The Farmer’s Market the chicken I buy is roasted for Sunday lunch and eaten with roast potatoes, carrots etc. This weekend I did something different and roasted it for supper on Saturday evening. In anticipation of where the leftovers were going I decided cook it with some Malaysian flavours as also suggested in the Diane Henry book.
This involved making a marinade with oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger and chilli. This was smeared all over the chicken which was put away in the basement for a few hours.
I then roasted it on a lowish heat so as to make sure the sugar did not scorch. We ate it with white rice and stir fried green veg which included a sliced bitter gourd. The gourd was not as bitter as was anticipating but it added an interesting note to the meal. All the kids ate the chicken and one of them might even have said it was delicious.
There was plenty left over for the stir fry tonight.
Today we are listening to King Creosote as we are seeing him play tonight in Liverpool.
It is funny how just the ideas sing the song and the feelings follow, nothing to do with the actual flavour. Jul;ia really liked the idea of the chicken here (Ido too) but she does not like the idea of tongue, especially buffalo! i would adore that!
Keep up the good writing!